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The parking brake on my 89 coupe will not lock when you pull on it. The button appears to be stuck in the down position. Can anybody help me?
 

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how are your back brakes.....sometimes that will happen if they are worn out
 

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Well review your question first... you just said the button won't lock because it seems to be stuck in the pushed position right? So what does that have to do with your sn95 brake swap. The button is the lock/unlock which you know of course but I feel better saying it. Check the button make sure it's not stuffed with goowy **** around the outer part of it. Make sure the spring still works

Try to pull the button OUT then try it. Now unless you meant you did your swap and you can't figuree out the cabling, that's something that should have been said but it's all good.
 

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Lets review the first reply I recieved. He asked if my brakes were worn out. So I replied to that question. Since I am half way through the job of changing the brakes the park brake lines are not hooked up and I have no clue what the shape of the original drums is I guess I will have to wait when the new parking brake cables are installed. So like I said in my first statement "So I guess I will see if the problem fixes itself." When I have more info I will post it. Thank for your help. In the meantime I will check the botton for crud and do a thourogh check of the spring as soon as I can get the car off jackstands. I dont feel all that safe on jackstands when I am rolling around in the car.
 

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just ... move.. slowly.. lol ive started my car on a hill on rear jackstands before
 

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Yeah just be careful.
 

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Alright I managed to get to the brake and it is a sticky button. I put some wd 40 into the button and the pivot. Seeing that it has a sticky button is there anything else I should look at?
 

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Did you get the button to pop out? I"m having the same problem but I can't get it to pop out. I thought it was just stuck, but now I think somethings broke.
 

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that is what I am thinking. I had to pry the button out with a screwdriver. But the button just stays wherever you push it. Perhaps there is a spring I need to look at. I am going to see if the hane manual can shed some light on it(probably not).
 
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