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Cadillac Escalade EXT: 2005 Cadillac EXT Park brake cable snapped

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2005 Cadillac EXT Park brake cable snapped under Lt. dash panel. Now my truck won't start. Is there some kind of lock out system when the park brake fails?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.
Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.There is nothing on the parking brake system that would prevent the engine from starting. Was it running when the cable snapped and you turned it off and it wouldnt start after that?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
After I turned it off I tried to start it and it just clicked, so I checked the battery charge it wes 13.5 Volts. but still wouldn't start.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.
Yes. Im here.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.
Are any wires damaged near where the cable broke that you can see?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No none that I can see. I have a strong light on and no wires or connections appear to be disturbed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Wayne are you still with me?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Wayne, I've got to go pick my wife up from work. If you find an answer please e-mail me I will see you are paid if you do. Thanks Terry at***@******.***
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.
Im still here. Do you have a scan tool or even a multimeter for testing?