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Parking brake doesn't brake. Did it break?


Mainly Mattias

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OK, so I'm used to the parking brake doing its job and stopping the car.

However, there are other vehicles where you can drive with the parking brake engaged??!! :frantic: I thought it might have just been my friend's car but it's the same on my mom's.. Is this a thing with some cars or is that not supposed to happen?!!

I park my mom's car on an incline and though I engage the parking brake, I feel it moving forward to rest on the transmission (and grimace every time) and I question the effectiveness of the brake.. and TBH the safety of anything downhill...

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I've driven with it on before - it'll wear your brakes down; as long as you don't make a habit of driving with the E brake on you'll be fine.

It's normal, everybody does it once in a blue moon, you may have worn the brakes a bit, just park it like you normally would - or if its really bothering you that much, grab a piece of wood or a rock to jam under a tire or two until you get it looked at.

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I've driven with it on before - it'll wear your brakes down; as long as you don't make a habit of driving with the E brake on you'll be fine.

It's normal, everybody does it once in a blue moon, you may have worn the brakes a bit, just park it like you normally would - or if its really bothering you that much, grab a piece of wood or a rock to jam under a tire or two until you get it looked at.

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the parking break doesn't lock up the wheels, it's just a small break that is strong enough to simply keep a car at rest from moving if the parking pin is disengaged. when applying power from the engine every parking break should allow the car move forward. if you ever see a car rolling down the highway with some white smoke coming from it, it usually means they forgot to disengage the parking break.

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Besides the above noted points (drum brakes vs disc brakes, small separate brake, curbs/wheels etc), you may also need to tighten the cable that activates the brake when you pull on the e-brake handle inside the car. They do come lose over time.

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