Problem Description and Possible Solution
The parking brake may not release automatically due to a failed vacuum switch or actuator. Our technicians tell us that if vacuum is supplied to the actuator when the transmission is in gear, the vacuum switch is functioning and replacing the actuator should correct this concern.
Average mileage: 103,636 (38,000–190,000)
14 model years affected: 1990
, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
27 people reported this problem
Vacuum Brake Release Switch has failed with characteristic description. Your preferred mechanic thinks that it is the ignition switch needs to be replaced at $610.00. How much does it cost to replace the vaccum release switch and/or the accenturated with break down with labor and parts. I really can not afford to replace igition switch and hope that replacing the the vaccum switch or accenturator. How can I be sure that the mechancic is right? Help! Please reply. DrMooreMD.