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Emergency brake i recently have removed both rear calipers on my mustang and in order to do this i had to push the e brake cable out of a hole so i could reach the two bolts that hold the caliper bracket in place. now when i go to pull on my e brake it dosent engage and i installed the e brake just the way i took them out. there is also no more tension on the e brake cables either.

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Okay Austin,here's how to adjust.

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

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You don't have to take that off (and you don't want to, as I found out--getting that spring back on is a pain!). I used a vice grips to loosen it, then got if off with a small open-face wrench (12mm).

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The pins / wedges just tap out use a scewdriver on the metal edge of the pin just tap it out to the rear and when putting them back in just tap them back in from the front. You will see they are diamond shape and metal cased around rubber very easy to do just take your time.

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Okay, this is the step that says how to REMOVE the cable:

  1. Remove retaining clip from the parking brake rear cable at the disc brake caliper. Release the tension from the parking brake cable and disengage the cable end from the parking brake lever on the brake caliper.

And this is the step that says how to INSTALL the cable:

  1. Connect the end of the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever on the disc brake caliper.

Posted on Nov 20, 2010

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Hello Jburley.

  1. CAUTION: If any component in the parking brake system requires repair or if the rear axle housing is removed, the cable tension must be released. Place the parking brake control in the released position.
  2. Remove the console.
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  1. Remove the parking brake control studs.
  2. NOTE: Self adjust pawl must be off to allow wind up.
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Place the control handle in the fully downward position, then pull the control handle forward to wind-up the self-adjusting mechanism.

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  1. Insert a steel pin through hole in the lever to the ratchet wheel, then carefully release the spring tension onto the pin.
  2. NOTE: Keep tension on the cable so cable end does not fall out of equalizer.
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Disconnect the park brake cable.

There you are. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Posted on Nov 20, 2010

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you should'nt have any tension on the parking brake,unless it's on. check the parking brake to insure that it's in the off position. chock" the rear wheels,to make sure the car does'nt roll while you're jacking it up and "always use jackstands,do not trust your jack" does your brake caliper piston have a + on it?it will be on the brake caliper piston itself, if so,then you need to back the brake caliper piston back in by turning it counterclockwise,auto parts stores sell a special tool to back the brake calipers back into place, i've always used a straight screwdriver,to turn the piston counterclockwise some do turn clockwise though to retract the brake piston. a simple call to the auto parts store where you're purchasing the brakes will tell you which way the piston will need to be retracted.other wise,it's a simple brake replacement,just push the brake caliper cylinder with a "C" clamp to retract the brake caliper, also,if you are replacing brake rotors,purchase the brake kleen to spray on the new brake rotors when you replace those.they have a clear film on them,you'll need to remove that film to insure no future issues with the brake rotors.simply spray the front and back of the brake rotors with this spray to remove the protective "film"and as always,thank you,for choosing fixya.com!

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