1992 FORD FAIRLANE HANDBRAKE APPEARS JAMMED

  • Tiny
  • Fredleted
  • 1992 Ford Fairlane

Brakes problem
1992 Ford Fairlane 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles

As I was using my handbrake, it no longer racheted into the usual position. The handle becomes stiff & it is a struggled to unbrake.

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 6:15 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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  • 41,700 posts

You can try lubing the cable as it's probably frozen in position. It may break loose. If not you 'll have to take the cable off, soak it in fuel oil for a few days, free it up and then reinstall it. It's the one that runs to the rear axle, not fun to take off but doable if you have time. By the way it's a Parking brake not an emergency brake.

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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 8:42 PM
  • Tiny
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Many thanks. I will have a look at the earliest opportunity. : -).

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Sunday, August 29th, 2010 AT 10:08 PM

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