Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Ford explorer 1997

How to ajust hand brake

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 12,223 Answers

Go to www. translate this amazing website with your browser and fix it. God bless you

Posted on Jul 09, 2013


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: replacing third brake light assembly

I dont think my third light has a bulb it looks like its conected to a black power supply i need to whats the name of it so I can get another one

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: repair 3rd or high mount brake light 1995 1996 1997 ford explorer

Bought the light kit from

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

  • 7353 Answers

SOURCE: 1997-Ford Explorer how to replace the third brake

there should be some screws to remove and the unit will come out, then you can deterrmine the correct bulb.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

  • 6826 Answers

SOURCE: I need a brake line diagram for a 1997 Ford

Try to get the service manual from Ford for your vehicle. Many times Haynes and Chilton won't publish it, because there is a certain flexibility in the way lines can be routed, underneath the vehicle in question.

The brakes may cross over left front to right rear and right front to left rear as far as being connected in circuits by the master cylinder.

Some GM trucks use a front to back system where the two front wheels are on a circuit and the two back wheels are on a circuit, but this is antiquated.

Actually, if you follow the routing of the brakes the way I described, you'll be able to put new lines on by copying what was there in the first place, assuming nobody has disassembled it since it was at the factory or what not.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

  • 2382 Answers

SOURCE: spongy brakes on a 1997 ford explorer 5.0 awd.

Hi, first of all it has nothing to do with the abs brakes...

If upon inspection the brake master cylinder is full of fluid, the brake master cylinder may be bypassing internally. This means the seals inside the master cylinder have failed allowing the fluid from the front of the master cylinder plunger to slip through to the rear of the plunger and back into the fluid reservoir. Allowing the brake pedal to go to the floor with out pressurizing brake fluid into the system. Replace master cylinder with new unit and bleed system as needed.

Air in Brake System - When brake calipers or rear wheel cylinders fail they can allow air into the system when the brake pedal is released. Bleed the brake system by loosening the air bleeder, if air is observed from the bleeder replace the caliper or wheel cylinder and re-bleed system. This condition is rare but it does happen..

Posted on Mar 03, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I tighten the hand brake cable on my 94 Toyota Tercel?

First make sure the rear breaks are ajusted or replaced when worn out drum to be skeemed aswell. Usally whe rear brakes are ajusted hand break will stop car on two to four clicks on hand brake rachet. If brakes is ajusted check cables for wear . Then ajust cable insite car remove hand brake cover and you will see a ajustable screw or nut. Rememeber to put the handbrake on four clicks and dont tighten screw or nut to much the brakes will lock

Feb 12, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do i tighten the hand brake cable

go under s.u.v. on drivers side at door or doors, and you will see adjuster by frame. adjust accordingly.

Jan 27, 2013 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Ajusting hanbrake ford au111 2002 falcon

Hi Shannon, There is an ajustment nut at the base of the hand brake it's self, you pull the cover strait off the end of the handle and it is a 10mm nut on a treaded piece of metal rod/cable. If it's as tight as it can get you may need new brake boots for you handbrake. Just checked ebay and they are $66 plus postage for a set :)

Remember righty tighty lefty loosie :p
hope this helps :)

Nov 17, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 ford explorer linkage cable . Can it be ajusted ?

same problem with my 1998 Ford Expedition, there was a lot of free play on the shift gear handle and therefore had trouble finding the gears, all of them. I looked under the the steering wheel or steering column (by the top of the brake pedal) and found that there were two screws loose, about to fall off actually, tighten both of them up and now is as good as when I drove it off the lot. Hope this helps.

Dec 08, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do i adjust my ford explorer hand brake

I use and I'd recommend you register for free at Once registered you'll have access to repair and shop manuals for virtually any car or truck. All the data and diagrams you need now or may need in the future will be a couple of mouse clicks away.

Jun 24, 2011 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

1 Answer

Where is the brake pedal switch on a ford explorer 1997?

If you are referring to the brake light switch then it is located on a flange or bracket protruding from the brake pedal support under the dash.

Dec 26, 2009 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

1 Answer

Replace rear brakes adjust handbrake

The hand brake hardly ever needs ajusting. See your hand brake mechanincly spreads your rear brake shose inside the drum. Therefore just replace your rear shoes and make sure there ajusted right and you should have no more problems with that part of your car. PS make sure you put some 3M paste on the contact points on your backing plate to avoid a squeak in the near future.

May 16, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Fuse box number

2 for the third brake light and 13 for the two bottom

Feb 28, 2009 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

1 Answer

Unhook Emergency brake to remove rotor

lot of time there a hole in the rotor that for the ajustment unscrew the ajustment if you dont have a hole hammer big one there a ridge inside no miracle there big fu????? hammer hope it help FIXYA the post thanks pierre

Jul 05, 2008 | 2003 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

1997 Ford Explorer

ounds like you have a air leak via the vacuum system of the brakes ie servo / inlet manifold get the car to a garage to have it insoected unless you now someone in the trade that can look at it for you but it sounds to me like that or have a second person handy open the bonnet and start the car press the brake and visually see if anything is catching the cable or listen for leaks ie hissing noises

Jun 20, 2008 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

14 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides