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Parking brake sticking.

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2017 Gen 2 Diesel Manual.

Has happened 3 or 4 times now. Apply brake for a few minutes and go-to leave and release hand lever and brake definitely still at least partially applied. Can get it to release by holding button down on lever and quickly working lever back and forth. What's the most likely..cable sticking or something in the caliper itself? Best way to differentiate between the two? When it's sticking I can feel in the lever that there is free movement before it starts pulling the cable. Any tutorials on how to change cable? A new OEM cable is less than $40 so I'd like to fix this before I forget some day and apply it and get stuck somewhere. It's a 6 speed so I actually use the parking brake.
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I prefer to keep things working like they should. I always just park in gear except when I occasionally make a quick stop and prefer to just let it run, especially in cold weather which is when I need a functional parking brake. We have an 03 Ttailblazer and an 08 G6 both of which are still working fine with their original cables so I guess I'm going to try to keep the Cruze functional as well.
The "cable assembly" is a pair of cables hooked together with an equalizer. Looks to be long enough to reach the mechanism in the center console. For a price of less than $40 for new from GM I don't even want to diddle with the old one unless the process to change is really onerous. I read that with my Trailblazer for example that you need to lower the fuel tank to get to it! Hopefully the Cruze isn't like that. Was hoping to find information about process to change it out but am not having luck.
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