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Q: Handbrake jammed up

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I parked my car and as I pulled the handbrake it went up further than it usually does and it is jammed up is there anything i can do to release it?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You should try to push in the button while ...

You should try to push in the button while pulling up hard to get it to release. If the button goes in then lower the handle to release it. If you still cannot get it to release then call a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to come diagnose your brake system and get it released for you.

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