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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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Have your rear brakes inspected for excessive wear and to make sure the E-Brake Cable is not broken.

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The park is only a pin in a notched wheel in the box and is not meant to hold the car on an incline . Adjust or repair the park brake as it is the primary holding device for the car. Check that you are actually engaging park as the indicator may light up but the selector may need adjustment.

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check that the brakes are not self adjusting and that you have to apply the brake several times to wind the shoes out to the correct position

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I guess my first question would be - did the parking brake work before you replaced the shoes ?
If yes, then you should not have to adjust the parking brake cable if everything is installed correctly. The shoes should be touching the drums but not dragging.
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How do I adjust the emergency brake?


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.

When adjusting a parking brake it is important in most designs for the cable to be adjusted only to remove any free play without moving the caliper levers from the backstops and then if the parking brake lever or pedal travel is excessive it must be because of wear or other faults. Sometimes that basic requirement must be taken with a pinch or two of "experienced" salt...

Ford have a self adjusting parking brake I have experience of. A spring within the system preloads the cable eliminating all slack in the cable so the cable moves the caliper levers from the first. The main problem with the system is the preload spring is sometimes strong enough to overcome the resistance of the caliper spring and cause a binding brake. No manual adjustment was provided.
In that case I find fabricating and fitting brackets to anchor additional return springs to the calipers is a must.

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How to installing brake shoes on back ?


First you have to compress the parking brake cable spring and attach the parking brake lever.
Clean and lubricate the brake backing plate.
Use silicon Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound.
Then,
install the rear brake shoes and linings:
1) position the rear brake shoes and linings
2) position the parking brake lever
3) install the brake shoe hold-down spring pins and the brake shoe hold-down springs.

Install the parking brake strut
1. install the parkig brake link spring on the parking brake strut
2. install the parking brake strut
3. Install the brake shoe anchor ping guide plate.

Install the short brake shoe retracting spring
1. Place the brake shoe adjusting lever cable over the anchor pin, with crimped side in
2. Install the short brake shoe retracting spring

Note: Make sure the brake shoe adjusting lever cable is positioned in the cable guide groove

Install the long brake shoe retracting
1. install the cable guide
2. position the brake shoe adjusting lever cable in the cable guide groove
3. install the long brake shoe retracting spring

Note: to prevent incorrect installation, teh socket of each brake adjuster screw is stamped R or L

Assemble the brake adjuster screw assembly.
1. apply silicone brake caliper grease and dielectric compound
2. install the brake adjuster screw into the brake show adjusting screw nut to the end of the threads and then loosen one half turn
3. install the brake shoe adjusting screw socket on the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.

Install the brake adjuster screw assembly
1. Position the brake adjuster screw assembly
2. Install the brake shoe adjusting screw spring
3. Position the brake shoe adjusting lever cable
4. Position the adjusting lever return spring and the brake shoe adjusting lever
5. Hook the brake shoe adjusting lever cable to the brake shoe adjusting lever.

Test the operation of the automatic self-adjuster
1. Pull the brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the brake shoe adjusting lever rotates the brake shoe adjuster assembly
2. Release the brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the brake shoe adjusting lever advances to the next notch on the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.

Adjust the brakes.

Install the brake drum.

Thats it

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How to adjust parking brake. do you need to take anything apart?


You cannot adjust the cables on a minivan manually. the tension is automaitcally adjusted by the self adjuster on the pedal release.

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.

When the park brake pedal is applied the self adjuster is by-passed and the pedal operates normally to engage the park brakes.

When a service procedure needs to be performed on the park brake pedal or the park brake cables, the automatic self adjuster can be manually locked out by the service technician.

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Diagram for back brakes on a 1995 jeep cherokee sport


Brake Shoes REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: Use a brake cleaner to clean the brake surfaces 86749p23.jpg
Fig. 2: Using a brake tool, remove the return spring from the anchor pin 86749p24.jpg
Fig. 3: Remove the return spring and the adjuster cable guide 86749p25.jpg
Fig. 4: Remove the adjuster cable 86749p26.jpg
Fig. 5: Remove the shoe guide plate 86749p27.jpg
Fig. 6: Disengage the hold-down spring retainers from the hold-down pins 86749p28.jpg
Fig. 7: Remove the hold-down springs and pins 86749p29.jpg
Fig. 8: Pull the shoes apart and then . . . 86749p30.jpg
Fig. 9: . . . remove the parking brake strut and spring 86749p31.jpg
Fig. 10: Remove the shoes from the backing plate 86749p32.jpg
Fig. 11: Disengage the parking brake cable 86749p33.jpg
Fig. 12: Lubricate the shoe contact points — 10 inch drum brake backing plate shown 86749g41.gif
Fig. 13: Adjusting the gauge to fit the brake drum 86749g42.gif
Fig. 14: Adjust the brake shoes to fit the gauge 86749g43.gif
Fig. 15: Adjusting the drum brakes using a brake spoon 86749p35.jpg
CAUTION
Brake shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid. NOTE: A brake spring removal tool and a brake adjusting gauge are required for this procedure.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely with jackstands.
  2. If the brakes have never been serviced before, the drums will be held on the wheel studs with spring nuts. Remove the spring nuts and discard.
  3. Turn the adjustment starwheel so that the brake shoes are retracted from the brake drum and remove the brake drum.
  4. Install wheel cylinder clamps to retain the wheel cylinder pistons in place and prevent leakage of brake fluid while replacing the shoes.
  5. Remove the U-clip and washer securing the adjuster cable to the parking brake lever.
  6. Remove the adjuster cable, cable guide, adjuster lever and adjuster springs. Remove the return springs with a brake spring remover tool.
  7. Remove the hold-down retainers and springs, then remove the brake shoes. To install:
  8. Clean the backing plate with a brush or cloth. Place a dab of Lubriplate® on each spot where the brake shoes rub on the backing plate. NOTE: Always replace brake linings in axle sets. Never replace linings on one side or just on one wheel.
  9. Thoroughly clean and lubricate the adjuster cable guides, adjuster screw and pivot, parking brake lever and lever pivot pin with multi-purpose grease.
  10. Apply a thin coat of multi-purpose chassis lube to the mounting pads on the backing plate.
  11. Transfer the parking brake actuating lever to the new secondary shoe.
  12. Position the brake shoes on the backing plate, then install the hold-down springs and retainers. Don't forget to engage the parking brake lever with the cable.
  13. Install the parking brake actuating bar and spring between the parking brake lever and primary shoe.
  14. Install the self-adjusting cable, cable guide and upper return springs.
  15. Thoroughly clean the starwheel and lightly lubricate the threads with lithium based grease.
  16. Install the starwheel.
  17. Install the self-adjusting cam and lower spring. A big pair of locking pliers is good for this job.
  18. Check the surface of the brake shoes for any grease that may have gotten on them. If dirty, lightly clean with a piece of sandpaper.
  19. Adjust the brakes, install the brake drum and wheel. Lower the vehicle and test drive.
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