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Re: Emergency Brake Adjustment
Ahh they are a real pain in the **** you need to remove the rear wheels calipers caliper anchors then the rotors and then you can adujust the park brake shoes up just untill you feel a bit of drag on the rotor then back them off a bit. Other wise you need to buy the tools to check the adjustment bottom line they are a pain
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have friend bump car just a little to move it apply break put on parking break start vehicle press brake take out of gear let off emergency brake you park on hill so this is called shift lock always use the emergency parking break when on hill so you dont get shift lock
Over here we call it a parking brake - hardly any of our cars are autos.
Parking brakes usually connect to the rear disc brake calipers but some manufacturers use a small drum brake in the disc centre for parking purposes due to the complexity of the caliper with integral parking brake.
When adjusting a parking brake it is important in most designs for the cable to be adjusted only to remove any free play without moving the caliper levers from the backstops and then if the parking brake lever or pedal travel is excessive it must be because of wear or other faults. Sometimes that basic requirement must be taken with a pinch or two of "experienced" salt...
Ford have a self adjusting parking brake I have experience of. A spring within the system preloads the cable eliminating all slack in the cable so the cable moves the caliper levers from the first. The main problem with the system is the preload spring is sometimes strong enough to overcome the resistance of the caliper spring and cause a binding brake. No manual adjustment was provided.
In that case I find fabricating and fitting brackets to anchor additional return springs to the calipers is a must.
Remove the screw covers, screws and parking brake trim cover.
Turn the adjuster as needed to attain the proper adjustment.
Make sure the brakes do not drag when the parking brake lever is released.
Reinstall the trim cover.
Depress the pedal 2 notches.
Tighten the adjusting nut at the pedal assembly until the rear brakes just begin to drag when rotated.
Release the parking brake lever and check that the wheels do not drag when turned. The parking brake should engage in 3-5 notches when a force of 66 lbs. (294 Nm) is applied to the parking brake pedal.
check teh switch, located under the dash, and is touched by the brake lever, also, back brake adjustment and emergency brake cable adjustment (in that order) can cause the parking break lever to not fully return and activate the switch.
Also, Ford uses this light to indicate low brake fluid level. There is a switch on or near the fluid reservoir.
There are 2 ways. It has rear drum in hat style brakes, meaning it has pads and rotors for basic brakes, but incorporated in the rotor is a drum with park brake shoes inside. Remove rear pads and rotors, check the condition of the park brake shoes. Tighten the star wheel adjuster while installing the rotor, keep repeating until rotor feels snug pushing on. Repeat other side reassemble. If still doesn't feel tight, there is an adjustment nut on the left rear side on the cable. The nut is where the 2 rear cables meet, it can be tightened. Do not tighten first, if you ever need park brake shoes later they will not allow the rotors to go back on.
Hello there: these cables have a single cable that comes from the parking break back to the rear wheels where it now is attached to 2 cables 1 for each rear wheel right at the area where the single cable attach to the 2 cables there is a turnbuckle adjustment so you need to loosed up the nut(s) on the turn buckle and turn the turnbuckle to make the cables tighter that go to the parking brake once you have adjusted it try to set the brake and see if the adjustment is ok if not readjust untill you get the proper adjustment than turn 1/4 turn more and tighten the nuts back down and you are a done ok? Hope this is very helpful for you Best regards Michael
Check the hardware for the drum emergency brake inside the the rear disc brakes, these pads are for your emergency brake, there should be an adjustment bolt that just sits between the two pads. Also, check the cables running to this set of pads to make sure they were connected properly. After you have checked the drum emergency brake, follow the cables in the undercarriage and look for the point at which they combine to another single cable, this is the point where the actual cable pressure adjustment is located.