I used a old time E-brake cable adjuster. Basically it connects to the cable on either side of a J type hook when you tighten the j-hook it pulls the slack out of the cable. Be careful not to tighten to much as the cable would break. Some cables are enclosed and this cable tensioner won't work, It worked on my aspire OK.
Rear disc ? if it is rear disc brakes there is a drum brake in side of the rear rotor that is your parking brake and has an adjuster in it if you pull the rotor off.
To fix the parking brake on the Escort, you need to find the problem. Make sure that the brake control in the car is releasing, then check the cables for any kinks or sticking spots. Check the cables at the brakes to see if the mechanism is stuck.
To fix a parking brake that will not lock on a 2001 Sonoma install a new parking lever. The parking lever can be purchased at any auto parts store.
check the parking brake cables, any applied tension, and condition of the brake shoes
replace entire cable.
Low brake fluid in master cylinder, fault in brake fluid level sensor, parking brake is on, parking brake sensor fault.
If it is to loose when you pull the parking brake handle = tighten the bolt that is under the panel that surrounds the parking brake handle on the floor. If it's not the handle there is a wire hooked to an fork with an spring load on each rear brake fundament. Look from behind on the inside of the brake disc and see that the wire is a tight and tension loaded fit. None the above, make sure the brake pads are in recommended value (6 mm thickness of lining with the metal plate)
Make sure brake fluid level in master cylinder is correct Make sure parking brake is fully released Make sure switch on parking brake handle is adjusted properly
You have to replace the parking brake handle assembly.
Bad switch. Easy fix- cheap part!
If the parking brake pedal on your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 is stuck to the floor, you might have broken the parking brake cable. Remove the rear tires to see if the cable is still attached and replace it as needed.
The parking brake may be on or the switch is broken on the brake.
fix the problem. if it says brake, it might also be the brake fluid level or brake shoes or pads.
Actually, the ford escape has a factory recall on the ABS. (anti lock brake system). Take it to your ford dealer and they will fix it for free. Low brake fluid
Check for a blown fuse.
I have a 1995/96 ford aspire. During a emission testing the car failed due to a PO510 code - closed throttle position switch. What does that mean? And how do I fix it? Thanks
Take it to a garage to be serviced by a qualified mechanic.
The easiest way to fix a low growling noise in a 1997 Ford Aspire might be to add Lucus oil stabilizer to the oil. This will depend greatly on where the low growling noise is coming from and it might be even easier to first have a mechanic pinpoint the noise.
Depends on what is wrong with them. Being that old I would suspect the brake cables are frozen. You will have to take the rear brakes apart and see what went wrong before you can fix anything.
Start by looking over the mechanism for the Pacifica parking brake. Make sure that the parts operate freely and the ratchet is working. If the unit is not simply stuck, then it will have to be replaced as a whole assembly.
Mine was a broken wire under the air bag. Easy to see when it was apart.
Maybe the problem lies in the switch that operates the "brake" light when the parking brake is applied. The DRL do not light up until the parking brake is released. I know that if my parking brake pedal is down so much as one "click" of the ratchet mechanism, the DRL do not illuminate.
replace the brake line and then bleed the brakes