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Old 05-16-2005, 10:41 PM
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Parking brake/inspection

Well tonight I for some stupid reason decided to try the parking brake on my car.Does anyone w/ an automatic actually use them????????
Well it snapped the cable and the right rear drum is hot after about a 16mi trip Ooops.......
Anyway its brokin in a place were I can Peace it with some U clamps and about 8" of cable from Lowe's.
Anyway come inspection time does the parking brake actually have to be unfroze??Or does it just have to be there intact and hooked up???Cause you would think if a garage put it on and it froze they would have to unfreeze it(or remove it)for free cause parking brake is included in inspection.
I'm just wondering cause next inspection this ranks right up there w/ emissions equipment on my"THINGS I WILL NOT SPEND MONEY ON"list.

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Old 05-17-2005, 09:34 AM
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They rust, then they snap.

As far as I know, you DO need a working parking brake. If your brakes fail, then the parking or emergency brake is your last chance at life. The cable snapped because you didn't use it, which made it rust and become weak. Then you tried to use it which broke it. One of the cables on my bronco II is rusted and I have to guess which one it is or replace alll three for good measure.
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Old 05-17-2005, 03:12 PM
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See now when my brakes go out(and they have on other cars)Last thing I think about is raising my fat leg to my chin to push that pedal down.I look for a clearing or a safe way out without colision or to minimize it.
Anyway it unfroze and I pieced it so it should be fine.
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nomb, but, most manufacturers recommend you use your parking brake. Apply it before shifting to park to ease loading on the park pawl in the trans. Ever have to force it out of park?
If a manual applying it keeps your rig from sneaking away while your not looking.
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The parking brake is part of the inspection in most places. If they apply it and it holds the car, you passed that part. If the car then will not move when the brake is released, expect to fail, call a tow truck, pay them to fix your Brake System, or go ahead and burn up your brakes on the way home.
If they fix it or unstick it for free, you have taken advantage of free labor, count your blessings. Most technicians dont get paid on a job unless the shop does. If they still pass you, leave a big tip.
The last person to touch a rusty old part is not to blame for the rust or age, only possibly for the inexperience of touching it in the first place without money up front.

Glad you got it mended.
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:55 PM
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I do this every year at inspection time.***** up a storm.Ever since NY started with the emission BS inspections are impossible to get an I wind up paying for $300-500 worth of parts to keep an old ****box alive another year.
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