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The emergency brake adjustments on a 1993 Ford Ranger are maximized out. What can I now do to adjust the parking brake which are no longer holding the truck

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  • campanileman Oct 07, 2009

    Thanks for your response. The rear brakes are drums. The emergency brake adjustment I speak of, is about three quarters to the rear attached to the emergency brake cable. It looks like a bracket that you can adjust to keep the cable taunt. This adjustment is at its maximum. I assumed that it is used to tighten or adjust the emegerncy brakes. However, it being at its maximum does not allow me to tighten or adjust the emegency brakes. Hope this helps.

  • William J Allsop Jr May 11, 2010

    Is it rear disc or drum? What have you been adjusting? Cable? rear Brakes?

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I would inspect the rear linings,my guess they are low or out of adjustment

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