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Mustang parking brake won't release tension on rear brakes

I replaced both rear disc brake assemblies. After engaging parking brake, it won't release at rear brake assembly when you release hand brake tension. I have to manually go under car and hammer pivots to let brakes release. The release springs are brand new on both assemblies. Any idea why they won't release?

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    rear brakes wont release

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Missing part on the parking brake

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Won't release

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Since the new pads are alot thicker than the old ones,the brake needs to be set properly.
something is not right for sure.
the retainer for the park brake cable may be not in the right spot.there is two places it can fit.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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