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I've apparently pulled my floor mounted Lokar emergency brake handle too hard when setting the brakes on my '38 Chevy pickup street rod. Now I can't release the ebrakes. I called Lokar thinking they might have a suggestion but the tech help was no help. The truck has 11" Wilwood discs all around with a Ford 9". I believe the ebrake cables were made by Lokar also. Any suggestions on how to release the ebrakes?
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Just found this. If you turn the Star Wheel you should be able to release the brakes enough to get the disc off. Then reset them as per instructions. I would also make sure that the ebrake cables work smoothly in their outers. If all is okay try the brakes again

 

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Welp, I also made the mistake of installing a Lokar ebrake kit, and it does/did the exact same thing. The problem is in the design of the linkage and latch mechanism which is a very poor excuse for a parking brake. Manufactured in the big "C". Rather than risk getting caught miles away from home without proper tools or jacks to reach to the linkage under the floor I just disconnected the damn thing. The park position in my transmission is sufficient I suppose.
 

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I've apparently pulled my floor mounted Lokar emergency brake handle too hard when setting the brakes on my '38 Chevy pickup street rod. Now I can't release the ebrakes. I called Lokar thinking they might have a suggestion but the tech help was no help. The truck has 11" Wilwood discs all around with a Ford 9". I believe the ebrake cables were made by Lokar also. Any suggestions on how to release the ebrakes?
I've experienced the same thing. Nothing was broken just one notch too far. I just put a little slack in the cables
 
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