Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Brake cable to tight

Brake cable seems to tight

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 5,763 Answers

Depending on the year,make and model of this car you will need to loosen the rear shoes a bit or loosen e-brake cable adjustment,

A few questions here, will car roll easy if on a small incline? or is the problem just that the e- brake is hard to push?

Bad cables may give the effect that brake is too tight but the cables get rusted and so does the e-brake hardware causing a hard e-brake handle or pedal, does the e-brake work when applied?

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Testimonial: "cant adjust brake shoes any less"


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Handbrake not working

few different ideas. check the parking brake cable, remove center console and check to see how tight the cable is. tightening it is pretty easy, and it should be very tight. If that is tight then check brakes.

Aug 02, 2012 | Renault Clio Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Replaced rear drum brakes on 98 chevy cheyenne k1500 and brakes worked fine but e brake seemed way too tight, i didnt want to even try but my father in-law said aww its suppose to be that way so he pressed...

check the cable, if its corroded, rusted, the spring in the drum isnt strong enough to pull the cable back, to release the brake. You may need a new cable for the drivers side.

Sep 06, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet K1500

2 Answers

I noticed when I stopped, that I could smell something in the right rear tire area and it was very warm. My first thought was emergency brake. I have taken the tire off now and the brake pad is tight and...

Try using super penetrating oil like WD-40 or Liquid Wrench and spray this on the "exterior" of the cable in the vicinity of any "bends" in the cable near the wheel. After liberally applying the super penetrating oil, wait 10 minutes (allow to soak in to break rust free) and then attempt to turn the emergency brake on and off several times to put pressure on the brake and release it. you can also help the spring activated "return" feature of the brake by moving the brake shoe in and out with your hands when parking brake is in the released position. Be careful not to pry on anything delicate...

Aug 07, 2010 | 2005 Ford Escape

1 Answer

When appling brakes rear end of car makes noise and seems to pull rear end down

Your rear brakes need to be addressed, it could be proportionate valve at your master cylinder or your brake shoe are in to tight from a missed adjusted parking brake cable.
Good luck and hope it's a simple parking brake cable adjustment or brake shoe replacement. Note that a worn out brake shoe will cause this also and you may have to replace the brake drums if it's also past it's wear marks.
Thank you for using Fixya

Mar 15, 2010 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

Emergency brake not working

It isn't very often you need to replace that. Have you tried tightening up adjustment, or perhaps re-checking your rear shoes adjustment?

May 08, 2009 | 1997 Plymouth Voyager

1 Answer

Emergency brake on a 2002 Caravan

There should be a cable running underneath the car along the rear axle from one wheel to the other that connects to the cable running to the front emergency brake handle.

Follow the cable until you find the adjustment screws and turnbuckle on the cable.

Loosen the screws holding the turnbuckle tight.
Adjust the turnbuckle until the cable is tight.
Test the brake handle and readjust if necessary.

Some cars have auto adjusting rear brakes which will sometimes re-seat by running in reverse and pushing on the brake several times. Try this first!

If none of the above works, you will have to take off the rear wheels and adjust the brakes manual at the wheel hub.


Feb 28, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

2000 ford f-450

e is a cable under the car that runs from under the driverside firewall towards the rear where it splits to each rear wheel at the split there is a threaded sleeve turn it till it pulls the cable tight but be careful it isnt to tight. if that does not solve it the cable nneds to be replaced or the rear brakes need adjusted or replaced I would visually check the brakes on the rear 1st. most times the brakes are worn out which is why the E-Brake seems out of adjustment.

Oct 31, 2008 | 2001 Ford Super Duty F 450

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

53 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

80637 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

15427 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides