For those who want to read the technical details on the parking brake, attached is the technical training literature.
Besides the cable being seized internally, I suppose it's also possible the mechanism between the top of the parking brake shoes is seized, as this is what the cable pulls on.
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Last edited by rippjd; 11-16-2012 at 08:35 PM.