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Rear wheels seem to drag in reverse gear

I have an awd merc mountaineer 2004 and when i put it in reverse sometimes it seems like the rear wheels lock up and i have to really mash the gas to move it. i noticed one day that i did not fully disengage the emergency brake after driving all day.

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There is a emergency brake shoe inside the rotor and there is a brake pads too

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SOURCE: 2004 Mercury Mountaineer Emergency Brake Adjustment

Greetings larslabs,
My name is Dennis and I can assist you to finding your parking brake adjustment location.
1) the adjustment is located so that you have to remove your center console floor finish panel (this is the drink holder).
2) raise your parking brake lever and gently pry the plastic tabs from the center console.
3) Once you can see the park brake lever you will see a nut that is turned to adjust the lever so that it has 5 clicks when it is applied.
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If the vehicle is made to be a AWD you cannot get it out of AWD unless you take off the front drive shaft

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The steering wheel shutters? How long has it been doing it?

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you probably should change the transmission fluid and filter with that many miles on it.

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