A hand brake is also known as a parking brake or emergency brake. It's a secondary braking system used to keep a vehicle in a stationary position. A hand brake is usually installed as a lever situated between the front s... More »

There are a variety of hand pedals available for handicapped drivers such as the push-rock hand control, right angle hand control and push-pull hand control. The push-rock hand control enables a driver to accelerate and ... More »

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A Jake brake works by opening the exhaust valves when the engine's piston reaches top dead center of the compression stroke. The engine uses its momentum and energy to compress the air, and that energy is lost to the atm... More »

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A parking brake diagram is useful when attempting to install, remove or diagnose a problem with the parking brake, also known as the emergency brake. An effective diagram provides a clear illustration of all components o... More »

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If an emergency brake is stuck, it may help to pump the regular brake a few times, lubricate the emergency brake cable or release button, or locate a repair manual for vehicle-specific instructions. If the car changes ge... More »

To fix a parking brake, adjust the cables, lubricate the braking system to fix any sticking problem and replace any broken brake cable. This procedure may vary depending on whether the braking system is electric or cable... More »

Two open-ended wrenches are required to adjust the emergency brake on a vehicle. There are two procedures that tighten the emergency brake cable, one requires access under the vehicle while the other can be done inside o... More »

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