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Tool Hut
Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Cadillac
Satisfied Customers: 515
Experience:  Owner of a mobile diagnostics company assisting auto technicians with difficult vehicles
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I can't get the parking brake to release, the master brake

Customer Question

I can't get the parking brake to release
JA: Have your brakes ever been replaced? Have you checked the brake fluid?
Customer: the master brake cylinder was recently replaced and all fluids are good.
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 1974 eldorado
JA: Are you fixing your Eldorado yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just got it out of the shop and have only had a few days. parking brake thing happened yesterday
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: that is it for now, thanks
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 3 months ago.

Hi, My Name is ***** ***** for posting your question to just answer. I am a independent contractor for just answer. ASE Certified Master Auto Technician with 20 years experience. I am confident we can resolve your problem together.Please remember I don't know your skill level. I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies to get to a satisfactory resolution.There will probably be some equipment needed for a proper diagnosis. If you are not comfortable with this or do not have any test equipment please let me know ASAP. I also give you all of the information you may need in good faith expecting a positive rating. I am not compensated for my time until you leave a positive rating. Your rating should be based on the service you received.

Is the park brake on floor? Or are the brakes stuck on?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Parking brake is depress all the way to the floor
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
btw- I have no skills with cars
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 3 months ago.

How would you like me to assist you?

Expert:  Tool Hut replied 3 months ago.

There are many things I could have you check. If you have no skills I dont know how I can help.

Possibilities:

Park brake cables Broken or rusted

Parking brake strut missing or installed incorrectly.

PArking brake lever in drum missing or installed incorrectly.

Parking brake pedal broken