Diagram to install a parking brake cables on a 1964 falcon convertible
On a convertible is their a large plate that bolts to the underneath side of car with a pivot arm? If so i would like to know where i can get a diagram of how it attaches. Car has not had a parking brake for years.
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The parking brake for an older truck is a cable system.. they do become stretched and MAY need replacing....make sure the emergency brake is OFF....make sure the rear brakes are adjusted as well (tight) as they can be..(takes the "slack" out as much as possible so when you apply the E Brake you are not just taking up "slack"))....Its GREAT to have a buddy to help with this...
.. Start at the brake "pedal" in the cab.. make sure the cable is routed correctly and secure at all the connections, .. and the pedal travel is sufficient to move the cables located.under the truck,,if I remember correctly there is one cable coming from the cab to a splitter that branches off to each wheel.. check all the connections and the actuators in the backing plate to see if they are working...its just a matter of taking out.... "the slack".. Good luck, ...please mark as helpful..
Place parking brake lever in -full released- position.
Raise and support vehicle.
Remove plug in parking brake shoe support to access adjuster star-wheel.
Through the access hole, rotate the adjuster star wheel in the following direction to expand the shoes outward against the drum:
Left brake - Rotate star-wheel toward rear of vehicle.
Right brake - Rotate star-wheel toward front of vehicle.
Using an appropriate tool, turn adjuster star wheel until wheel will not rotate (dead lock).
Back off adjuster six detents (teeth).
Rotate wheel, checking for light drag. If drag is too heavy, continue to back off adjuster one detent at a time until light drag is present. Do not back off star-wheel more than 17 detents from wheel lock.
Install access plug.
Adjust opposite wheel parking brake shoes using same method.
Apply and release parking brake lever once to ensure proper operation of parking brakes.
Removal & Installation
The following procedure may be used to remove shoes on either side of the vehicle.
Lock out automatic adjuster in parking brake lever.
Raise and support vehicle.
Access and remove rear hub and bearing.
Remove parking brake cable bolt at knuckle.
Completely back off parking brake shoe adjustment.
Remove parking brake shoe adjuster spring.
Remove shoe adjuster.
Remove upper brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
Remove lower brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
Remove upper and lower shoes with return spring from shoe actuator.
Remove return spring from shoes.
Fig. View of the actuator (1), support (2), adjuster spring (3), return spring (4), caliper adapter (5), shoes (6), hold-down clips and pins (7) and adjuster (8)
Install return spring between upper and lower shoes.
Before installing shoes on actuator, make sure actuator hooked to rear cable is positioned with word -UP- facing outward.
Install upper and lower shoes with return spring on shoe actuator located on parking brake cable.
Install lower brake shoe hold-down pin through rear of support and lower shoe, then install hold-down clip.
Install upper brake shoe hold-down pin through rear of support and upper shoe, then install hold-down clip.
Install shoe adjuster. Place end of adjuster with star wheel upward.
Install parking brake shoe adjuster spring.
Install bolt securing parking brake cable to knuckle and tighten bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
Using Brake Shoe Gauge, Special Tool C-3919, or equivalent, measure inside diameter of parking brake drum portion of rotor.
Place Gauge over parking brake shoes at widest point.
Using adjuster star wheel, adjust parking brake shoes until linings on both park brake shoes just touch jaws on gauge. This will give a good preliminary adjustment of parking brake shoes, before a final adjustment is made at end of this procedure.
Install hub and bearing with wheel speed sensor as well as all components necessary to access it.
Unlock automatic adjuster in parking brake lever.
Perform final adjustment of parking brake shoes
This vehicle is equipped with permanently sealed rear wheel bearings. There is no periodic lubrication or maintenance recommended for these units.
Removal & Installation
Raise and support vehicle.
Remove wheel mounting nuts, then tire and wheel assembly.
If equipped with AWD:
Remove cotter pin, nut lock and spring washer from half shaft.
While a helper applies brakes to keep hub from turning, remove hub nut and washer.
Remove brake caliper and rotor from hub and bearing assembly.
Fig. Hub assembly
Disconnect vehicle wiring harness connector at wheel speed sensor connector.
Unclip wheel speed sensor connector from spare tire mounting support.
Disconnect two sensor cable routing clips on rear suspension crossmember.
Disconnect two sensor cable routing clips along toe link.
Disconnect sensor cable from bracket on brake support.
Completely loosen, but do not remove four bolts fastening hub and bearing in place. Once loosened from threads in hub and bearing, push bolts up against rear of hub and bearing to keep brake support plate in place when hub and bearing is removed.
Fig. Rear hub and bearing mounting bolts
Pull hub and bearing off knuckle and half shaft (if equipped with AWD), then thread wheel speed sensor cable through hole in brake support plate as it is removed with hub and bearing.
Position hub and bearing bolts though rear of knuckle and parking brake support just enough to hold support in place as hub and bearing is installed.
Install hub and bearing by first feeding end of wheel speed sensor cable through hole in bottom of parking brake support. As this is being done, if equipped with AWD, slide hub and bearing onto half shaft. Place hub and bearing through brake support, onto knuckle, lining up mounting bolt holes with bolts and placing wheel speed sensor head at bottom.
Install four bolts fastening hub and bearing in place. Tighten mounting bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
Place wheel speed sensor cable routing grommet into bracket on parking brake support.
Route wheel speed sensor cable along toe link and rear suspension crossmember connecting routing clips where shown.
Connect vehicle wiring harness to wheel speed sensor connector.
Install brake rotor and caliper.
If equipped with AWD:
Install washer and hub nut on end of half shaft.
While a helper applies brakes to keep hub from turning, tighten hub nut to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm).
Install spring washer, nut lock and cotter pin on end of half shaft.
Install tire and wheel assembly. Install and tighten wheel mounting nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
Use a wrench to loosen the bolt and nut assembly that secures the negative battery cable to the battery, then lift the cable away from the battery.
Apply the parking brake and raise the front of the car with a jack, then lower the vehicle onto two jack stands. Place one jack stand on each side of the front of the vehicle, under the frame.
Access the starter from underneath the passenger's side of the Falcon. The starter is between the engine and the transmission and looks like a large coffee can.
Remove the battery cable from the side of the starter. The cable slides over a threaded stud and is secured with a single nut. Remove the nut with a wrench, then lift the cable away from the starter.
5Remove the two flywheel-to-starter retaining bolts with a wrench, then pull the starter toward the front of the vehicle to remove it.
Position the replacement starter against the flywheel housing, then install and tighten the two flywheel-to-starter retaining bolts with a wrench.
Slide the battery cable onto the threaded stud on the side of the starter, then install and tighten the retaining nut with a wrench to secure the cable in place.
Lift the vehicle with the floor jack, remove the jack stands, and lower the Falcon to the ground.
Position the negative battery cable onto the battery terminal, then tighten the cable into place with a wrench.
Raise and support the vehicle and remove the wheel and brake drum from the wheel to be worked on.
NOTE: If you have never replaced the brakes on a van before and you are not too familiar with the procedures involved, only dissemble and assemble one side at a time, leaving the other side intact as a reference during reassembly.
Install a clamp over the ends of the wheel cylinder to prevent the pistons of the wheel cylinder from coming out, causing loss of fluid and much grief.
Contract the brake shoes by pulling the self-adjusting lever away from the starwheel adjustment screw and turn the starwheel up and back until the pivot nut is drawn onto the starwheel as far as it will come.
Pull the adjusting lever, cable and automatic adjuster spring down and toward the rear to unhook the pivot hook from the large hole in the secondary shoe web. Do not attempt to pry the pivot hook from the hole.
Remove the automatic adjuster spring and the adjusting lever.
Remove the secondary shoe-to-anchor spring with a brake tool. (Brake tools are very common implements and are available at auto parts stores). Remove the primary shoe-to-anchor spring and unhook the cable anchor. Remove the anchor pin plate.
Fig. 2: Use an appropriate tool to disengage the retracting springs
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the wheel and drum.
Fig. 4: Common heavy duty drum brake assembly
Fig. 5: Remove the brake drum from the rear axle
Fig. 6: Remove the parking brake lever retaining nut, located behind the backing plate
Fig. 7: Disconnect the adjusting cable from the anchor pin, cable guide and lever
Fig. 8: Slide the parking brake lever out from its mounting
Fig. 9: Disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever
Fig. 10: Use an appropriate tool to disconnect the return springs from their retaining holes
Fig. 11: Disengage the hold-down springs from the retaining clips on the backing plate
Fig. 12: Back off the adjusting screw and remove it from the brake assembly
Fig. 13: Spread the shoes apart and remove them from the backing plate
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may
contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings.
Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious
bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or
grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust
residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry
brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with
a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a
dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos
fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow
practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for
the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may
contain asbestos fibers. Inspect the fluid level in the brake master cylinder
reservoir. If the brake fluid level is midway between the maximum-full
point and the minimum allowable level, no brake fluid needs to be
removed from the reservoir before proceeding. If the brake fluid level
is higher than midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum
allowable level, remove brake fluid to the midway point before
Raise the vehicle and suitably support.
Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
Pull down on the front park brake cable.
Remove the front park brake cable from the park brake cable
When using a large C-clamp to compress a caliper piston into a
caliper bore of a caliper equipped with an integral park brake
mechanism, do not exceed more than 1 mm (0.039 in.) of piston travel.
Exceeding this amount of piston travel will cause damage to the internal
adjusting mechanism and/or the integral park brake mechanism.
Install a large C-clamp over the top of the brake caliper housing
and against the back of the outboard brake pad. Compress the brake
caliper piston into brake caliper bore to allow the piston enough
clearance to slide the brake caliper off the brake rotor.
Remove the C-clamp.
Be sure to plug the opening in the brake caliper and brake hose to
prevent fluid loss and/or contamination.
Remove brake hose to caliper bolt attaching the brake hose to the
Remove the brake hose from the brake caliper.
Remove and discard the two copper brake hose gaskets. These
gaskets may be stuck to the brake caliper and/or the brake hose end.
Remove the park brake cable bracket from the brake caliper. Leave
the park brake cable attached to the cable bracket.
Disconnect the park brake cable from the park brake lever on the
Remove the lower brake caliper pin bolt.
Rotate the brake caliper up.
Remove the brake caliper from the upper brake caliper pin bolt.
If reusing the brake caliper retainers, clean the sleeves using
denatured alcohol, or equivalent.
Lubricate the brake caliper pin bolts with a thin coat of high
temperature silicone lube.
Install the brake caliper to the upper caliper pin bolt.
Rotate the brake caliper down over the brake pads into the brake
Install the brake caliper pin bolts. Tighten the brake caliper pin
bolts to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.).
Remove the plugs in the brake hose end.
Install NEW copper brake hose gaskets.
Assemble the brake hose bolt and the NEW copper brake hose gaskets
to the brake hose.
Install the brake hose to caliper bolt to the brake caliper.
Tighten the brake hose to caliper bolt to 44 Nm (33 ft. lbs.).
Connect the park brake cable to the park brake lever on the brake
Install the park brake cable bracket to the brake caliper. Tighten
the park brake cable bracket bolt to 43 Nm (32 ft. lbs.).
Install the front park brake cable to the park brake cable
Bleed the brake system.
With the engine OFF, gradually apply the brake pedal to
of its travel distance.
Slowly release the brake pedal.
Wait 15 seconds, then repeat until a firm brake pedal is obtained.
This will properly seat the brake caliper pistons and brake pads.
Install the tire and wheel assembly.
Lower the vehicle.
The Bosch 2U ABS system cannot increase brake pressure above
master cylinder pressure applied by during braking. There is no need to
depressurize the system prior to service.
Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir
until the reservoir is approximately
Remove the front wheel. Mark the position of the wheel to the
wheel studs, prior to removal, for installation reference.
Install 2 lug nuts to retain the rotor once the caliper is
Using a large C-clamp, bottom the piston in the caliper bore by
positioning the C-clamp on the outboard pad and on the round portion of
the brake caliper where the piston is housed.
Remove the banjo bolt that fastens the brake hose to the brake
caliper. Discard the gaskets.
Cap the brake line to avoid excessive fluid loss or fluid
Remove the rubber dust boots from the caliper mounting bolt heads
Remove the caliper mounting bolts.
Remove the park brake cable from the caliper.
Remove the caliper from the vehicle.
Remove the brake pads.
Install the brake pads. Lubricate the slides where the caliper
mounts on the steering knuckle with silicone grease.
Install the caliper over the rotor.
Install the caliper mounting bolts. Torque the mounting bolts to
38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
Install the park brake cable.
Install the rubber dust boots over the caliper mounting bolt heads
Fig. Measuring the caliper clearance
Check the clearance between the brake caliper and caliper bracket
stops. If the clearance is too tight, check the caliper leading and
trailing edges for build up. File down as necessary.
Connect the brake hose to the caliper. Install the brake hose
banjo bolt, using new gaskets, and torque to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
Remove the lug nuts used to secure the rotor.
Install the wheel, aligning the reference marks made during
removal, and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
Refill the master cylinder and bleed the brake system using the
Road test the vehicle and check for proper braking performance
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Start by adjusting up the rear brakes, if those are tight and you still want to tighten up the parking brake running down the driver's side, outside the frame are the parking cables. somewhere around the back of the cab/front of the bed should be a plate with 2 cables and a bolt. tighten the bolt/nut up to make the parking brake tighter
Pull adjusting lever cable upward, then release and ensure adjusting bolt rotates. If bolt does not rotate, check for improper installation of rear brakes.
Adjust strut to shortest possible length, then install drum.
Pull parking brake lever fully upward. Repeat process several times.
Remove drum, then check for proper clearance, Fig. 4. Clearance should be .024 inch. If clearance is not as specified, check parking brake system.
Install brake drum, then bleed and refill brake system.
Install wheel and tire assembly, then lower vehicle.
FRONT ROTORS & PADS
Remove cap and snap ring, Fig. 10, then remove cone washers with tapered punch.
Insert suitable length bolts into flange bolt holes, then tighten bolts evenly and remove flanges.
Remove free wheel hub cover and snap ring, then remove nut, spring washer and cone washer with suitable tapered punch.
Remove free wheel hub body and gasket.
Remove locknut, lock washer and adjusting nut.
Remove axle hub and brake disc as an assembly.
Remove oil seal and inner bearing from hub.
Reverse procedure to install. Torque adjusting nut to 43 ft. lbs., then back off nut. Torque nut to 18 ft. lbs. Using spring scale attached to hub bolt, check that preload is 1.4-12.6. Install lockwasher and locknut, if equipped. Torque locknut to 35 ft. lbs., and recheck preload. Secure lockwasher by bending one tab inward and one tab outward.
Raise and support front of vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
Remove clip and hole pins, Fig. 9.
Remove anti-rattle spring and shim(s) if equipped, then remove brake pads.
Lubricate caliper housing with suitable brake grease at pad contact points.