I PULLED THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER AND WHEN I ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2005 Ford Escape
  • 65,000 miles

I pulled the parking brake lever and when I released it, it won't release all the way and now the rear brakes are dragging somewhat. What's the easiest way to fix the problem?

Friday, January 25th, 2013 AT 2:38 AM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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  • 44,295 posts

Try to lube brake cable and free it up by hand, it may or may not loosen, spray pentrating oil on it and you may need to use vise grips to loosen it or replace the cables.

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Friday, January 25th, 2013 AT 3:14 PM
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  • spetersen8@neb.rr.com
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That helped, I had to remove rear brake drums to put in more lubricant and it seems fine now. Thanks.

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Friday, January 25th, 2013 AT 7:59 PM

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