Originally Posted by 383vett
The brake pedal warning is just to keep the car from from scooting downhill when the ebrake is released. If you have to pull the handle up hard to release the brake, you are just pulling up too hard to set it.
The harder you "set" the brake, the harder it is going to be to release it.
Originally Posted by jhammons01
is it just me or the '84.....I just push the button and it releases..no lifting required.
Am I doing it wrong?
Perhaps the early cars were different, but on my '96 you have to pull up on the handle while pushing the button.
You can feel the ratcheting of the cogs.
Just pushing the button (at least on a later car) will not work, because you have to get past the next cog on the gear in order to release it.