Question about 1998 Ford Windstar
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
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
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
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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