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How do tuo adjust the Ford Windstar PArking Brake

How do you adjust the Ford Windstar parking brake so that it actually engages the cable and holds?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: How do I adjust the parking brake?

Loosen the cable nut at the rear brake, pull the cable until the tension is tight, then tighten the cable nut. Since the parking brake only operates on the rear brakes, your rear pads may be too worn causing the parking brake not to hold. Check the pads first to see if they need to be replaced. Also, the parking brake cable can stretch or break over time. Verify that isn't case since you may need to install a new cable rather than adjust it.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 93 Ford thunderbird parking brake adjustment

on most of the cars us use a special spanner tool that resembles a bent screwdriver. you pull the plastic cap out from the back of the drum and then just turn the ajustment wheel till you feal it tighten up a litle. Remember to put the plastic cap back on. Also a old trick most people don't know about is put the car in reverse in a parking lot, and slam on the brakes. most cars have a auto ajustment that they never use.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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SOURCE: parking brake adjustment

the parking brake is adjusted at the brake lever inside the car 10 mm nuts at the base of lever

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: parking brake sets but doesn't hold

The simple cause is because it's out of adjustment. You're going to have to raise it and find the adjustment screw/bolt at the apex of the cable coming from the rear wheels toward the center of the car underneath. Adjust it just enough so the rear wheels turn freely still. Another cause is because the rear brakes are too worn and there's not enough adjustment left.

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: PARKING BRAKE LEVER- NO TENSION / DISC BRAKE ADJUSTMENT-OFF

If you remove the cover of the E-brake there should be a tention ajustment that you can do yourself.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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Over here we call it a parking brake - hardly any of our cars are autos.

Parking brakes usually connect to the rear disc brake calipers but some manufacturers use a small drum brake in the disc centre for parking purposes due to the complexity of the caliper with integral parking brake.

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The park brake cables on this vehicle have an automatic self adjuster built into the park brake pedal mechanism. When the foot operated park brake pedal is in its released (upward most) position, a clock spring automatically adjusts the park brake cables. The park brake cables are adjusted (tensioned) just enough to remove all the slack from the cables. The automatic adjuster system will not over adjust the cables causing rear brake drag.

Due to the automatic adjust feature of the park brake pedal, adjustment of the parking brake cables on these vehicles relies on proper drum brake.

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Do you mean it won't hold very well or it just won't hold at all? If it won't hold at all, and there seems to be no resistance when you engage the parking brake, then the cable is possibly broken, depending on where you live. Northern states aren't very kind to metal due to the winter season, water and salt. If it won't hold very well, it just needs to be adjusted manually. Even so-called self-adjusting parking brakes seem to need manual adjustments every now and then (speaking from experience with my pickup).

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Loosen the cable nut at the rear brake, pull the cable until the tension is tight, then tighten the cable nut. Since the parking brake only operates on the rear brakes, your rear pads may be too worn causing the parking brake not to hold. Check the pads first to see if they need to be replaced. Also, the parking brake cable can stretch or break over time. Verify that isn't case since you may need to install a new cable rather than adjust it.

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