On my Toyota Corolla 1993 automatic, my parking brake locks up and then I can't even remove the key. I can even feel the resistance when I put it into Park. It's not moving into Park easily and properly. I am 98% sure that it is a cable or plastic holding the cable that needs to be replaced. I can easily remove the console for the hand brake but the center console with the gear box seems to be a lot trickier.
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1993 Toyota Corolla Question: How do you remove the Center Console to get into the gear box.
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 30, 2011, 07:46Master
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Replyshiftlighter, October 01, 2011, 23:46Rookie
Thank you, but time was running out for me so I took it to a shop. I was right about the gear cable and the mechanic says I also need to get a new gear box and he doesn't have one. So if you know where I can pick up a gear box and cable for a 1993 Toyota Corolla (Engine: E-C 4-C 1.6L FI [A] 4A-FE), that would be much appreciated.
I will look more thoroughly at the resource information you gave later on once this car crisis is resolved. But right now I have to hunt all over the place for a gear box and cable.