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Emergency brake LOCKED UP on my 97 ranger

Can anyone tell me how to fix this problem? I loaned it to a friend who admittedly used the emergency brake and now the rear passenger wheel locks up at low speeds and greatly hinders driving.

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  • Rick Jones
    Rick Jones May 11, 2010

    i've learned the hard way that when i loan out something of mine, it comes back broken.

    have the truck towed to MIDAS and make your friend pay to get it fixxed.

    then get a new friend

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The right emergency brake cable is probaly chafed through somewhere.Try wiggling the cable around and see if it backs off.More than likely you need to get the cable replaced.

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