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My Equinox emergency brake is stuck on on passenger side how

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My Equinox emergency brake is stuck on on passenger side how do I release it
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Left rear parking brake is locked up
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes vehicle is raised up and wheel off
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Lubing cable and working g it doesn't seem to help
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Customer: No
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.

Are both sides locked up? You said, "emergency brake is stuck on on passenger side" and also, "Left rear parking brake is locked up" Unless the steering wheel is on the right hand side the passenger side is the right rear, not the left rear.

Anyhow, see if there is an equalizer adjustment where both parking brake cables come together.

Let me see if I can find a diagram, hold on

Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.

Wait, you never told me the year.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.

Since this model started in 2005, I looked it up for a 2005. I see the adjustment nut is actually under the front floor console. So, you would have to remove it first then loosen the nut to loosen the tension on the cable/s. Once you confirm what year this is, I will send some instructions. No sense in me having to do it twice.

Oh well, since I have the 2005, here it is,

Now this is just to release the tension so you can remove the drum and/or replace the cable.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.

Here are instructions for replacing either of those rear cables,