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1995 Cadillac DeVille: Emergency Brake will not release..cold outside

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1995 Cadillac DeVille - Emergency Brake will not release when I put it in gear - Can you gie me any clue as to what I can do? I'ts cold outside and I want to moe the vehicle! Thanks.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Jerry replied 5 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just, Super mechanic here. Please DON’T hit accept until you are completely satisfied with the answer. If you need any more on it just let me know. About your vehicle.

There is a rod that comes out of the parking brake release actuator that make it release. The actuator is below the park brake switch. It goes to the pedal assembly and to just move the car you can pull on the little lever to release it.

To fix the problem you will want to see if there is vacuum at the actuator when the car is put into drive, (hold the brake though) when the engine is running.