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New parking brake problem

Why does my 944 hate me? I only give it premium gas, synthetic oil, and all the loving that the state allows.

I went to the parts store at lunch today to see if they had some Leatherique that was highly touted in another post. When I got to the store, I parked the car and yanked up on the parking brake. Instead of the usual clicks, there was no sound and the brake handle went right back down. Is there a simple fix for this. My old VW's used to have this problem, but the button would pop out too. With this, the button is still in tact and you can press it.
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:29 AM
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sounds like the ratchet spring broke
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I'll give it a shot.
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I had the same problem a few months back....here is the thread

Parking brake handle

Hope this is of some help.
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Pull back hard on the lever and push and hold the button. Let the lever come foreward again. It may reingage.
I gave it a go with no success. Looks like it will be more complex/costly then that.
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I had the same problem a few months back....here is the thread

Parking brake handle

Hope this is of some help.
I'll give it a go next week. I'm about to leave for a road trip as soon as I get out of the office today.

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UconnTim97, thanks for the link. SoCal Driver, thanks for the original thread. I went to the parking lot after I ate lunch and fixed the problem. Next week I will go back and adjust the parking brake.
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Yes, SoCal was a great help when I was trying to fix my parking brake
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If you guys knew how many of these I fixed working for an independent VW shop in the late 60' early 70's!

Have to adjust your parking brakes at the rear wheels after you flip the pawl over.
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Socal is correct again, After I installed the new pawl, it flipped over after the first time I pulled the parking brake. After adjusting the parking brake properly, the pawl hasn't flipped yet...
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