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There are a few parts to the e-brake, one being the brake shoe pads in the rear drums. You can remove the drum and inspect what is going on when someone pulls the e-brake to duplicate your problem. Often, just seeing what is going on makes it simple to repair.

If it is not in the rear drums, the cable could be binding up somewhere. Again, the quickest solution is to get a pair of eyes on it when the problem is happening. Crawl underneath while someone else pulls the e-brake to see if you can isolate where the issue is originating.

Last Fall, I had the actual T-bar inside the cab fail on me. The cable under the truck was pulling and releasing, but the tension on the T-bar was not. Nissan still sells those, so I bought a new one and replaced it.
 

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If it's beyond your skillset, it should be a simple fix that most brake shops should be able to handle.

Or you could search YouTube for how to work on rear brake drums. Almost all drum brakes are the same. You could see what tools you need so that you can get the drum off to look at the brake mechanism.
 

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Will it hurt or damage anything for time being until i get to it ?
LOL - that's hard to say, especially since we don't know what is causing it.

But, you can safely say that no matter what parts are bad now or go bad afterward, you can always replace them when it is time.

Typically, brake parts are cheap. It's the labor that adds up.
 
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