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handbrake won't release!
The left parking brake won't release on my '86 5000S, and the cable seems
to be the problem.
The right one works
fine. I can release the left one with by prying the lever at the brake
itself. The spring seems about the same as the right one, and the cable
seems to bind. I disconected it from the brake and tried to clean the
cable where it exits the sheath (on both ends of the sheath) using
wd-40. No luck.
Weather seems to be a factor - it was slushy the day before, then the temps
dropped to about the low 20s (-5? for our metric friends). Is ice the
likely culprit? Does the car need a new cable, or will the problem
disappear when it warms up, never to reappear?
Thanks in advance.
Lead Engineer, Networking and Communications Systems