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How do I adust the emergency brake - 2004 Ford Escape

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Wor for Explorers... parking brake adjustment instructions:

Turn off air suspension if you have it.
Block front wheels.
Make sure parking brake is released fully.
Crank engine, place tranny in 2wd mode, shift to neutral. Turn off engine.
Jack up vehicle until both wheels are off ground, support by jack stands.
Under vehicle remove 1" long rubber plug from bottom of brake backing plate under axle.
Insert short, flat blade screw driver to engage grooves in star wheel of adjuster.
Turn star wheel upward with screw driver tip until vehicle wheel will not rotate by hand even slightly.
Back off (turn star wheel down) five or six screw driver swings.
If Wheel soes not not rotate by hand, back off more, one swing at a time. When wheel moves. Replace rubber plug and do same on other side.
Check parking brake travel. It should be much improved.

Hope this helps.

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There is an adjuster under the console. See instructions below from autozone.com:

    1. On vehicle with low series floor console:
    1. If equipped, remove the manual transmission shift knob by turning counterclockwise.
    2. Remove the floor console front finish panel.
    3. Apply the parking brake, then remove the floor console rear finish panel.

    1. On vehicle with high series floor console:
    1. Apply the parking brake.
    2. Remove the floor console finish panel.

    1. Remove the adjustment nut clip.
    2. Turn the parking brake control adjustment nut so that the parking brake control stroke is three to five notches when pulled.

      how do I adust the emergency brake - 0996b43f80204da9.jpg enlarge_icon.gif Fig. Turn the parking brake control adjustment nut so that the parking brake control stroke is three to five notches when pulled
    3. Confirm the parking brake is applied.
    4. Install the adjustment nut clip.
    1. On vehicles with high series floor console:
      1. Install the floor console rear finish panel.

    1. On vehicles with low series floor console:
    1. Install the floor console rear finish panel.
    2. Install the floor console front finish panel. If equipped, install the manual transmission shifter knob by turning clockwise.
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