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1997 Honda Civic Question: Emergency Brake Doesnt WORK!

 

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hondaaa, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Bridgewater, NJ, February 25, 2012, 20:40
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My emergency brake jiggles and when I put it up it stays up but if I put my foot on the gas I can keep driving. How much do you think it would cost to repair this?

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  • Answer #1

    February 26, 2012, 10:09
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    probably a seized cable. you will have to get it checked out to see which one(s). they are usually under $70 each

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  • Answer #2

    February 26, 2012, 19:35
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    If you have rear brake shoes,have someone remove rear drums
    to see if levers are moving.
    If they move,have shoes adjusted and then have hand brake adjusted.

    If you have rear calipers,see if caliper levers are moving.
    If they are moving,have hand brake adjusted.

    Hand brake lever should have an adjusting screw on the bottom of
    handle in the console.
    Some times tricky to get at.

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