HANDBRAKE APPEARS JAMMED

1992 Ford Fairlane

Tiny

Fredleted

June, 27, 2010 AT 6:15 PM

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.

2 Answers

Tiny

hmac300

August, 28, 2010 AT 8:42 PM

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.

Tiny

Fredleted

August, 29, 2010 AT 10:08 PM

Many thanks. I will have a look at the earliest opportunity. : -).

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