Question about 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX
Sometime last year I noticed a cable sagging below my driver side door. It's like a cable used for the brakes on a bike. It sags a couple inches below the bottom of the car and it doesn't sag when I have the e-brake engaged. I'm guessing it's connected to the brakes in the rear but I looked underneath it and it does not connect to the 2 brake lines coming from the front of the car to the brakes. http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/5751/brakes.png The 2 black lines are the brake lines, red is the sagging cable and purple are what the cable is connected to. I believe I need to replace my master cylinder, my brakes were always a little squishy to begin with, but they seemed to get squishier awhile ago, on top of the fact that I've had to add about a tablespoon(or so) of brake fluid every monthly maintenance. Could the master cylinder be what's making this cable sag? and what exactly is this cable....?
It is your e-brake cable. e-brakes are mechanical, not hydraulic, therefore it has nothing to do with your master cylinder. adjust the cable at the e-brake itself or re-hang the cable to its rightful resting place.
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I realize this is a very late post, but it may help others searching for the same problem. I found the relay on the RH side between the bumper and healdlight. I unplugged the connection, cleaned it real well and plugged it back in and everything works great. Definately want to try this prior to buying a compressor or relay. Very common problem do to it's position under the vehicle in the elements.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
They don't make diagrams for brake lines. The lines are sold in bulk. You need to measure and duplicate the bends in the orignal lines and cut/flare the lines yourself. You will need a tubing cutter, flare tool and tubing bender.
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
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