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The parking brake on my 2002 Ford Explorer does not work properly

The parking brake on my 2002 Ford Explorer does not release all the way. It appears to be releasing just a bit when I pull the release handle. The pedal does not come up with much force. Also, even though the brake shoes are brand new, they do not stop the car from moving when the brake pedal is fully pressed. Help???

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 Ford

The Mustang driver has the answer to the problem. There is a switch on the brake pedal, which must be engaged before the shifter will move out of Park.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Merecedes C270 - the foot operated parking brake,

Hi :)
Very common problem do loads. You need to lubricate the handbrake linkage under the rear seats ( the bit ur bum goes on). If you have a estate car then the seats will flip up but if its a saloon car then you will have to remove 2 13mm nuts for either side seat. When ur under there, u will see a little black panel in the middle, remove it 2 8mm self tappers and a 13mm nut. right you should now see the linkage where the cable splits to either side of the car. Get a load of wd-40 and spray whilst some else operates the handbrake 100 times or so. sorted! Dont forget to adjust the handbrake at the wheels after, go all the way with the adjust and back off two clicks either side.
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Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Mustang parking brake won't release tension on rear brakes

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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SOURCE: parking brake pedal goes to floor

The disc brake pads are NOT used for the parking brake. The parking brake uses mini-drum type shoes inside the rear disc rotor.

Take a look at http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_change_the_emergency_brake_pads_on_a_2000_Chevy_1500_Silverado_Pickup

For more info

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: emergency brake locked after pull release handle

handbrake jammed on somewhere ,could be front cable ,because the rear cable is pulled by the compensator so if it was the rear one then i would expect only one cable siezed and that is normally the kerbside one.

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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04-22-12
  • GEAR SELECTOR LEVER - INCREASED EFFORT TO SHIFT FROM DRIVE TO PARK
Publication Date: November 1, 2004
FORD: 2002-2005 Explorer, Mountaineer ISSUE: Some 2002-2005 Explorer 4dr/Mountaineer vehicles, may require a greater effort to move the gear selector lever (shift lever) from drive to park. This may be due to a time delay with the brake shift interlock (BSI) pin retraction.
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    Figure 1 - Article 04-22-12

  2. Remove the three (3) fasteners supporting the steering column lower shroud and remove the cover (Figure 2).

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    Figure 2 - Article 04-22-12

  3. Remove the three (3) wiring bundle carrier fasteners from the bottom of the steering column to allow movement while removing the BSI switch. It may be necessary to release the connectors from the multifunction switch (Figure 3).

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    Figure 3 - Article 04-22-12

  4. Remove the BSI fasteners (T-30 on the side and T-20 on the bottom) (Figure 4).

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    Figure 4 - Article 04-22-12

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    Figure 5 - Article 04-22-12

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    Figure 6 - Article 04-22-12

  8. Connect the wiring to the new BSI. Ensure all clips are fully engaged to prevent the connector from pulling free.
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    Figure 7 - Article 04-22-12

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