I'm having wierd trouble with my E-Brake. When I got the car (10k miles ago) the cables were rusty and seized. I put new cables on. It does work, but you have to pull the lever with at least 4-5x the strength it takes on my friends svt. I checked the calipers. The places where the cables attach can be moved by hand, so I know the new cable and the calipers are fine. I even removed the handbrake comepletely to feel if it was bad, but it is in perfect shape and ratchets cleanly and very smooth. Could it be the cable that attaches the handle to the cables under the car? Many times when the handle is moved down, it doesn't disengage the brakes unless you push down on threads where it is attached to the handle, so I've had to keep the boot off. Any advice appreciated.