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My emergency brake is stuck and won't disengage, No--it's a

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My emergency brake is stuck and won't disengage
JA: Have your brakes ever been replaced? Have you checked the brake fluid?
Customer: No--it's a 2016 bought new
JA: What is the model of your '16 Mercedes?
Customer: Sprinter 2500 6 cylinderr
JA: Are you fixing your Sprinter 2500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Pulling up on hand brake--it won't move
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Button won't push in
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If you're unable to press the release button it's most likely because there is more tension on the lever than you're able to overcome. This will happen if it is set too tightly and should just require more force to get it to release.

The pressure needs to be off the release ratchet to be able to push the button. What you'll need to do is pull up on the emergency brake lever just as you're setting it, and while keeping upward pressure on it try pressing the button. Pulling up on it will take pressure off the ratchet mechanism and allow the button to be pressed, it's just going to be a matter of being able to up enough on the lever.

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