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Hand Brake Problem, Please Help!!

Aright so two or three days ago this part falled off my hand brake:



Now, the brake won't lock. I mean, you don't hear the grrrrrrrrrr then lock. My button on is not problem. I went to GM and they told me it will cost me 381$ to repair it. I mean, 381$ to know wich f***in screw falled off?! So could someone help me out on this one? I am sure that this is not a big problem and can be resolved easily!

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I don't know what that part is but it looks like that is the part that actually makes it grind and actually allows the brake to lock.

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I don't know what that part is but it looks like that is the part that actually makes it grind and actua/ly alloes the nrake to lock.
Yeah... I think I'll open everything to see if I can do something to notice where this thing goes.


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Yeah... I think I'll open everything to see if I can do something to notice where this thing goes.
That is probably the best thing to do. See if you can find another cobalt and see if you can compare where and how it should fit. You should be able to figure it out that way. Also, salvage yards can be your friend.
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Hmmm aright. I really can't find where this thing goes...



It seems that it is an internal parts... fml :(


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I assume that since you have the part that it's an internal part from the cabin and not from below that car. I checked my handbook and they want us to grease the handbrake, but that is down below. Since it looks like the part that holds locks the brake in position, can you have someone pull up the handle and press the release button several times and just look at what moves. I'ts got to be part of the button release and lock system. Good luck, let us know when it's fixed. The cost is so high that I think you were quoted a price for the entire assembly.
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shit my reply wasnt posted...

I took my hand brake apart a bit and saw that theres a piece that looks like a gear near the bottom front if youre looking from the drivers side. I'd bet the piece you have sits in the brake and locks into this. I would have gone further but the brake is riveted together, but if you can get it open I bet it will be pretty obvious where it goes.
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Since the piece you are holding in your hand is riveted into place within a riveted assembly, I'm affraid you are going to have to visit the junkyard for a complete assembly. I've circled the rivet in question in these pictures from both sides.

Parking Brake lever assembly pictures by Coby007 - Photobucket

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Since the piece you are holding in your hand is riveted into place within a riveted assembly, I'm affraid you are going to have to visit the junkyard for a complete assembly. I've circled the rivet in question in these pictures from both sides.

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I'm pretty sure you are right. I checked for about 1 hour trying to find where that thing goes and nothing seems to fit it. And to make thing worse, there's no screw. It's rivet all over the brake. I guess that scrapyard + mecanic student will be my best and cheapest way to fix this. No way I'll pay 400 bucks for this...


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yeah, stupid canadian chevrolet dealers, they rape us even more then in the US....$381 is RIDICULOUS! try to fix it yourself, not worth paying that!!

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