Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Can't start car

asked by on

My car is not starting.

A: The parking brake mechanism controls the re...

The parking brake mechanism controls the rear brakes, and if the rear brakes, or the parking brake cable is overtightened, the brakes may bind. Also, if the parking cables are rusted excessively, then the cables may bind and cause the brakes to bind. I recommend having a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle's brake system to see if the problem is in the rear brakes, or the parking brake cables.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Where is thermostat located in 2006 DTS

The thermostat is located inside the water outlet housing fastened to the upper radiator hose. The thermostat is on the engine side of the hose. If you need some help with this repair, consider hiring one of our mobile experts...

Q: I don't know if I have two mufflers or one if I do have one what does the other one do ? Thank you.

When you look under the back of the car and you see only one pipe out the back then you have only one muffler and a resonator. The resonator is near the back and is used for lowering the exhaust...

Q: Can a bad alternator cause the car to jerk loose power

Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Ford Escort. It does sound like the alternator is not charging but this would need to be tested to make sure it is in face the alternator at fault and not wiring...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.