So here's my problem: When I am inside the car, and I step on the parking brake, it engages and holds tight. Unfortunately when I pull the release lever, it isnt springing back into position the way it used to. (I had my car at a shop briefly for some minor paint repairs and I am 100% sure it was working before I brought it to them, but I didnt notice it wasnt working until after I got it back home.) I can manually lift the parking brake pedal and move it back to the "up" (not engaged) position. So my question is: Is there a spring on the inside of the parking brake that helps it retract when you pull on the release handle, or is the tension on parking brake cable supposed to pull it back into the disengaged position? Is there some other method? I am hoping it is just a tension thing and that I just need to tighten the cable, which seemed a bit loose. If there is a spring or something inside the parking brake assembly, then I am going to have to remove the entire assembly and figure out what is going on. I cant find any pictures of the reverse side of the parking brake... any tips are appreciated!