Joined: May 2004
Location: Londonderry, New Hampshire
Emergency brake stuck
I have a 1996 Sentra GXE, with 110,000 miles on it. The car has not been driven for some time now, and is parked on a hill with the emergency brake on. Yesterday I released the level arm but the rear brakes have not disengaged from the drums. I removed the center consolue and noticed the wire leading the the brakes has some slack on it, so I don't think I can do much there to release the brakes. I assume I have to take the rear tires off remove the drums to release the cable? How can I remove the drum if the brakes are compressed against the drums? Is this the case on both rear tires or just one side?