Mechanics

EMERGENCY BRAKE

2005 Ford Escape

Brakes problem
2005 Ford Escape 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 47100 miles

My emergency brake doesn't work at all anymore.I need to know how to access the cable to see if they need to be adjusted or replaced also need to know how to adjust the cable and/or replace cables. Thanks!
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Tcone4
December 9, 2008.



Parking Brake Cable Adjustment
Release the parking brake control boot clips at the floor console by pressing inward on the base of the boot.
Pull the parking brake control boot up and over the lever.
Fig. 3: Locating Parking Brake Control Boot
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Turn the parking brake control adjustment nut to adjust the parking brake control stroke.
Adjust the parking brake control until the parking brake control stroke is 5 notches when pulled.
Verify the parking brake is applied.
Install the parking brake control boot.
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Parking Brake - Exploded View
Fig. 4: Exploded View Of Parking Brake With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


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Parking Brake Shoes
Material
MATERIALS
ItemSpecification
High Temperature Nickel Anti-Seize Lubricant XL-2 (Canada CXG-2B)ESE-M12A4-A

Removal and Installation
Remove the rear brake disc. For additional information, refer to REAR DISC BRAKE .
Remove the parking brake shoe upper return spring.
Remove the 2 parking brake shoe retaining pins.
Remove the 2 parking brake shoe retaining springs.
Remove the parking brake shoe lower return spring.
Remove the parking brake shoe adjuster.
Remove the parking brake shoes.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Using anti-seize lubricant, lubricate the parking brake shoe contact points before installation of the rear parking brake shoes.
Lubricate the adjust screw threads with anti-seize lubricant.
Adjust the parking brake shoe and lining. For additional information, refer to PARKING BRAKE SHOE ADJUSTMENT.
Check the parking brake for normal operation

Dave H
Dec 9, 2008.