Question about 2000 Ford Expedition
The pedal works and the cable tightens but the car still moves
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Brake lights
I have a 98 and had the same problem just today, I found the problem by looking up where the pedal goes to and you will see two switches that the pedal hits when released, its the switch on the left side of the car, you will notice two (well one is prolly missing since the lights wont go off) blueish rubber pads on the brake pedal that hit the switches. since the one that goes to the switch to turn the lights off is gone go out and buy a small plastic body push screw to insert in the hole the old pad was in. there ya go all fixed
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
Loosen the cable nut at the rear brake, pull the cable until the tension is tight, then tighten the cable nut. Since the parking brake only operates on the rear brakes, your rear pads may be too worn causing the parking brake not to hold. Check the pads first to see if they need to be replaced. Also, the parking brake cable can stretch or break over time. Verify that isn't case since you may need to install a new cable rather than adjust it.
Posted on May 03, 2009
remove rear brake drums ,slacken handbrake cable then clean lip out on drum with a small angle grinder then manually adjust brakes,never seen an automatic adjuster work properly in forty years of fitting ,bring back manual adjusters i say
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
I had a similar problem like this with my 98 explorer once; neither brake lights worked and the top one stayed on very dimly at all times. It turns out both of my brake lights went bad at exactly the same time, which for some reason made the top light stay on. Felt like an idiot, but all I needed to do was change the bulbs.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
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