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Best way to tighten handbrake cable on a m reg ford escort

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Parking brake - 1990 Ford Escort Lx


check whether the handbrake cable is working or not. Jack it up on stands and pull handbrake. then the wheel which is the problem strip it and check it inside even asking someone slowly slowly to pull the hand brake and watch to see what is working and what is not, probably the retainers are not working or no collect thickness of brake shoes etc.

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Ive got a ford fiester 1996 n reg and my hand break is not stoping me if im parked on a hill, do i need to ghange the break flud ?


no. you need to tighten the hand brake cable, or if the is tightened to the max already then you need to replace it with a new one.

brake fluid low will be indicated with alight when the car is switched on (the same light that is one when the handbrake is applied will stay on when the hand brake is released.

Anyways, the hand brake is cable operated. This is normal as with time the steel cable stretches since it is put under enormous stresses when engaged.

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The easiest way is to just cut the handbrake cable (the one that goes to the lever, hidden by the exhaust), but you will have to replace it afterwards.

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How do i tighten the parking brake on my 1997 ford escort LX


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you eather put your foot on the brake and put it in gear and it pops out or you have a handle that releases it under the dash.

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There could be a loose connection where it reads when the hand break is up. So it may be loose you would have to take apart your center consol where your handbreak is located and tighten up the sensor to see if that is infact the problem. But it really couldn't be anything else from my point of view

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yes you can replace one prart of the break cable. but it aways best to replace both,the frist time. so you will be done with it . oko have a nice day

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Hi i need the torque setting for ford escort p reg cylinder head and cam bearing can you help


hi the cylinderhead torque settings are
STAGE 1, 30Nm (22l bf ft)
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Main Alternator Output Cable


the main alternator cable usually runs from the starter where that is fed from battery.if you take cable off a motor factor will usually make one like the old one.hope this helps

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Handbrake cable


none really but do make sure the lip on the outside of the interior of the same is cleaned up with a small radial grinder so it has a slight outward bevel and make sure the shoes are adjusted up so the drum just slides over and slight scuffing noise can be heard when spun ,then tap drum with hammer and if noise stops then re adjust the shoes out a bit more .HANDBRAKE CABLES ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO STRETCH , so only change if the cable is seized

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