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My parking brake just went out on me I went to push down the parking brake pedal n my foot slipped off heard a noise now it don't work....the pedal is loose when u push it n the red brake word still comes on when u push it down on the dash but it's not working....it's a 05 Chevrolet Malibu.....what do I do n is it ok go drive...I have 3 kids in car most of time
 

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Based on your description, it should be safe to drive. You just won't have a parking brake until you get it fixed.

Possible failure points, and there may be more:
  • the pedal mechanism, or the cable fell off the pulley
  • the Tee where the main cable meets the cables to the rear wheels
  • the metal slug on the end of the main cable (if it has one)
If you are not sure you can fix it yourself, have someone inspect it and then see what it takes to fix it right.
 
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