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mrleot ... 1/23/2013

1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4 Cyl 2.0L


how do you disengage parking brake

I pulled up the parking brake handle and the handle just fell back down with no tenion in it and when i tried to drive the brakes were applied

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CVO 1/23/2013

Block the front wheels and release the hand brake.
Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
Remove the rear brake shoes.
Remove the brake cable assembly from the back plates.
Remove the cable adjusting nuts at the handle and detach the cable guides from the floor pan.
Pull the cables out from under the vehicle.
Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the parking brake and road test the vehicle.

See this repair guide for the parking brake cable removal.


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