Jeep FA-134 Parking brake won't release Inspection at your home or office.

Our certified mobile mechanics come to you 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(6,592)

How A Diagnostic Works

Instantly book a certified mobile mechanic to come to you

Mechanic diagnoses the problem and quotes necessary repairs

Your vehicle is ready to go

Fair, upfront & transparent pricing for all services

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to you now.

Customer Ratings

(6,592)

Parking brake won't release Inspection Service

How much does a Parking brake won't release Inspection cost?

On average, the cost for a Jeep FA-134 Parking brake won't release Inspection is $95 with $0 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1960 Jeep FA-134L4-2.2LService typeParking brake won't release InspectionEstimate$114.99Shop/Dealer Price$124.99 - $132.49
Show example Jeep FA-134 Parking brake won't release Inspection prices

Your parking brake ensures that you’re able to park securely on an incline. It also ensures that you don’t have to rely on the parking gear of your transmission, as it’s possible for the transmission to slip, and then the car can roll. Most parking brakes are relatively simple, but they are subject to several potential problems that could leave you with a parking brake that won’t release.

How this system works:

Depending on the make and model you drive, you could have one of several different parking brake setups. There are multiple systems in current use. However, they all share a few basic characteristics.

When you pull up the parking brake handle, that motion engages a cable or pair of cables depending on the car in question. If you have two cables, one goes to each rear wheel. If you have only a single cable, it will run to a “splitter” somewhere near the back of the car, which will then split into two cables, with one running to each rear wheel.

That cable is what engages the parking brake. Disengaging the parking brake requires a return spring on each drum or caliper (again, this varies significantly from one car to another). Then the return springs are engaged, the parking brake disengages, and the cable returns to its normal position (this occurs when you put the parking brake handle down).

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Corroded Parking Brake Cable: Parking brake cables are subject to rust and damage. They’re exposed to the elements, and even a little bit of corrosion can be enough to cause your parking brake to not disengage. It’s also possible for other problems to mimic this condition, including ice forming during winter.

  • Damaged Return Springs: Over time, your return springs wear. Once they lose enough strength, they won’t be able to disengage the parking brake. It’s also possible for a return spring to be damaged, bent or even broken.

  • Rear Caliper Pivot Arm Seized: Both rear calipers have pivot arms that play a role in engaging and disengaging your parking brake. If these are seized, your brake may not disengage.

  • Stuck Caliper: If your car has rear disc brakes, it’s possible that a stuck caliper is to blame. Again, this will depend greatly on the make and model you drive, as some cars that use rear disc brakes don’t use the caliper to actuate the emergency brakes.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to inspect the parking brake system, including the cable, the springs, the calipers and more. The mechanic will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How it's done:

The mechanic will inspect all aspects of your parking brake system, including the handle, the cable assembly, the cable itself, the return springs, the calipers if necessary and more. It may be necessary for the mechanic to remove one or both rear wheels, as well as the drums/discs and calipers to access the parking brake.

How important is this service?

If your parking brake will not disengage, you cannot drive the car. Driving will overheat the brakes and damage the parking brake, as well as the rotor. One of our professional mechanics can come to your location and assess the situation, and then repair the parking brake so you can get back on the road once more.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Jeep mechanics

Real customer reviews from Jeep owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(6,592)

Rating Summary
6,251
185
36
24
96
6,251
185
36
24
96

Victor

32 years of experience
15 reviews
Victor
32 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee L6-4.0L - Oil Change - Orlando, Florida
The only thing that he didn't have, was a drain pan. But other than that, he was awesome!!!

Justin

20 years of experience
42 reviews
Justin
20 years of experience
Jeep Patriot L4-2.4L - Check Engine Light is on - Gilbert, Arizona
Justin is great! He was on time for the appointment, friendly, and very professional. He took the time to explain what he was doing with my vehicle, and what seemed to be the issue with my vehicle. I will request Justin when I need service to my vehicle again.

Franky

29 years of experience
43 reviews
Franky
29 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee V6-3.6L - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Morton Grove, Illinois
Great mechanic once again! Thanks!

Steven

7 years of experience
22 reviews
Steven
7 years of experience
Jeep Wrangler V6-3.6L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Clermont, Florida
Efficient and nice

Excellent Rating

(6,592)

Rating Summary
6,251
185
36
24
96
6,251
185
36
24
96
Number of Jeep services completed
72512+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Jeep MECHANICS
1300+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Archeologist
If If you are an archaeologist, you need a vehicle that will take you off the beaten path. After all, that’s where you spend a good deal of your time. And that means that you will need, ideally, an SUV...
How to Transfer a Car Title in New Mexico
The The state of New Mexico requires that cars have titles registered to their owners. When a car is bought or sold, or if it is given as a gift or inherited after the owner dies, the title must be...
How Does a Car Air Conditioning System Work?
Auto air conditioners serve well on hot summer days to make driving more pleasant by cooling the air and removing excess moisture in the car.

Car sounds like it's choking

A choking sound is a common indicator of a engine not receiving enough fuel. In 2006 Cadillac's the fuel pumps have been known to fail prematurely. I would suggest that a properly trained technician test the fuel system pressure and...

Engine shutdown caused by worn out key

Hello. Unfortunately, there is no other way to get these unless you find a BMW certified repair shop. Due to the security concerns with these vehicles it takes a special computer to be able to program new keys (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-replace-a-car-key) to...

Black smoke pouring from exhaust

Black smoke coming from the exhaust is usually an indication of a rich fuel condition. When this happens, this can be the result of many things such as faulty fuel injectors (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuel-injector-replacement), a failing mass air flow sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/mass-airflow-sensor-replacement) or...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com