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When I apply the parking brake pedal I can feel the pedal skip or clunk like the gear could be missing a tooth or something like that. Tips on the repair or where to find a used gear/ratchet?
 

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I had a weird feel to my parking brake and finally found out the PO (or his mechanic) had somehow driven a bolt through the wheel mount holes into the parking brake mechanism, creating a mess. After fixing that, the now taught cable then pulled out a bushing (made of leather!) from where it exits the car interior, which also made the pedal feel odd.

My mechanic fixed both as part of my safety and said replacing that while replacing the brake mechanism was quite easy, getting the bushing back in place was "cruelly difficult".
 
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