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I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am V4 2.2L and my parking brake when pulled it doesn't stay up. Can this be fixed and is there a site where I can order the part from...? Or do I have to go to a local pick n pull to see if I can find one there...

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Hi Brandon:
well with out seeing it It's hard to say what happened to it. either the parking brake equalizer broke and it's not putting any pressure on the cable so it will not latch OR the lever in the car is broken I can't say for sure. pull on the handle and have someone look under the car to see if they can see the cables move that is a good indication as to where it's broken. You can get parts for these any where The lever is an issue I'm sure ther is no more new stock for them so that is a junk yard part but the cables and equalizer you can get at any parts store or even on like at a place like rockauto.com
good luck :-}

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.

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Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician

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Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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Master GMC truck technician Master ASE technician in 9 categories

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