considering there are no broken or siezed cables you have to go under your truck and release the first connector and pull the slack into the cab . now you reconnect the pedal first lossen the cable adjuster and pull the two halves together and readjustthe rear brakes first then tighten the cable until it just starts to tighten the back wheels and back off 2 or 3 turns
On the bracket that the brake pedal pivots on.
Yes a 1987 dodge ram has an e-brake cable
on top of the brake pedal up under the dash.
On the rear.
Check Brake fluid level in master cylinder and make sure Emergency brake is fully released
$360 @ Graham Tire for rear brakes and rotors
Frozen cables out of adjustment
i replace my rear brake shoes on 2001 dodge grand caravan and my emergency brake is still not working
The brake pads are actually shoes. The emergency brake relies on the rear brake shoes being applied by tension on the emergency brake cable against the rear drums to hold the car stationary. In other words, the rear brakes double as the emergency (parking) brakes.
The running lights will turn off when the emergency brake is on by tripping a switch connected to the emergency brake. Pushing in the emergency brake slightly will do the trick, but make sure you don't push in too far or you will be driving with the emergency brake on!
Brake press required?