Underneath your vehicle, a steel threaded cable comes from the back of one hub and is joined by a short cable from the other hub--then the original cable runs to a threaded end with an adjuster nut in it--and one smaller nut on the end outside of that--(this is the equalizer bar)--you'll see it real close to your transmission.
You might have to jack-up the back of the vehicle???
Pull the parking brake lever up sharply and then release it. Pull the parking brake lever to the second click and leave it there. You're looking for a slight drag of the brake shoes when you spin the wheels. To increase the drag, get under at the equalizer bar and turn the adjusting nut to take up the slack in the cables. Get out and spin the rear wheels if you think it's to tight. I will say don't be afraid to crank on it for a while as in this case, a little adjustment really does not go a long way. When you think you have the drag right, go back in the car and pull the brake up the the fourth click. At this point the wheels should be locked and you should not be able to turn them even when trying hard. If you can, tighten them up a little more. Once you've done this, release the brake and make sure the wheels spin freely. If they are still binding due to the parking brake, back off the adjustment a little. And that's basically the whole adjustment procedure.
Disc brakes ( with small brake shoes in the back of the rotors for your parking / emergency brake )
The 2000 Chevrolet Impala parking brake will have an adjustment bolt on the parking brake assembly. Turn the adjustment bolt to loosen or tighten the parking brake.
The 2001 Chevy Cavalier parking brake has an adjustment bolt on the parking brake assembly. Turn the adjustment bolt to loosen or tighten the parking brake.
On a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer : ( DOT 3 brake fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A ) According to the Owner Guide
According to the 2003 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Guide : ( DOT 3 brake fluid , meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A )
DOT ( 3 ) brake fluid , if that is what you are asking ?
DOT 3 brake fluid
The Data Link Connector should be in the lower part of the dash , below the steering wheel , between the inside hood release and the emergency / parking brake release ( it's behind a small removable plastic panel ) on a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer
Tighten it up!!
The red " BRAKE " warning light in your dash comes on if the emergency brake / parking brake is on , or if the BRAKE FLUID LEVEL in the brake master cylinder ( located in your engine compartment , near the firewall , on the drivers side of the engine compartment ) IS LOW
check brake fluid level.
# Release the parking brake # Remove the cowl trim panel from the left side of the drivers compartment for access to the parking brake pedal # Pull back on the parking brake cable toward the control assembly (parking brake) and insert a 5/32 inch drill bit into the control actuator to lock the assembly into position # Its actually easier to pull the parking brake cable from under the vehicle but you will need an assistant to help you do this way. # Loosen the rear wheel lug nuts and raise and support the truck # Remove the brake calipers and the brake discs # Detach the parking brake cable from the actuator arm # Clean the parking brake assembly with brake cleaner # Remove the brake shoe retracting spring # Remove the adjusting screw spring and remove the adjusting screw # Remove the hold down springs from the shoes # Remove the parking brake shoes from the actuator
In CT USA, a garage would charge 1 hour labor to replace the rear brake pads on that Mountaineer.
Go to dealer...and they will change them to early.
According to the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Guide : ( Yes , DOT 3 brake fluid , meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A )
if your van has rear drum brakes, adjust them up until there is a slight drag on the brakes. this usually does the trick to tighten up the parking brake.
Should be common to the brake light circuit
look under driver side by ddoor,unscrew lock nut and tighten other screw until brake is good,then tighten lock nut.
If you mean the brake itself, the parking brake lever pulls on the cables which attach to the rear brakes and manually tighten up the rear brake shoes. If the brake isn't working either a cable has broken or the problem is in the rear brakes.
I am presuming that you mean the parking Brake light It may be a loose wire or your parking brake (pedal and arm)needs to be tightened. You may also have to tighten the switch
The most likely culprit for a do-nothing parking brake is a misadjusted cable. Generally there is an nut that can be used for adjustment at the rear of the vehicle that will allow you to tighten or loosen the parking brake cable.
bad switch or possibly stuck switch
No , ABS is the anti-lock brake system
To tighten the emergency brake cable on a 1990 Geo Prism, start by depressing the brake pedal. Next, locate the parking brake equalizer bar. Rotate both rear tires to feel the brake shoes slightly drag against the brake drum.
To adjust the parking brake, first open the middle console and remove the small plastic square. Under the square is a bolt that you must loosen. Once this is loosened, take the console cover off. On the driver's side of the parking brake, there is a nut that you can loosen or tighten to adjust the tension of the brake.