well if it is a used vehicle the last person that had it may have used tghem to death. i will tell u now that replacing them is going to be a pain. i would take it to your machanic.AnswerI've had that same problem with my Topaz. I had the break replaced and the problem came back after 3 months. I'm not carelessly driving with the E-break on or anything of the sort. I have a 5 speed and usually just leave it in gear when i park. Although, the E-break is nice to have when you want to idle the car for a quick second, a luxury I've only had for 3 months until it became problematic again. I wonder if anybody else has experienced this problem. I think it has something to do with the wiring.
First of all, check the 3 cables. If the first one, is not jammed, then you will have to replace the other 2 that go to the wheels. That's providing that the e-brake levers inside the drums are not rusted. When the car is on jacks, remove the main 1st cable, and with the drums off try and pull on the left right and left cables. This will tell you if they need to be replace. Not that expensive, and keep using the e-brake to keep them working.
need diagram of rear brake lines for 1993 mercury topaz
A lubricant on your 1995 Ford Mercury emergency brake can help to get it unstuck. Tapping on the emergency brake with a rubber mallet might also help.
'P'arking or emergency brake
Really ain't no fixing a brake cable. Replace it with a new cable.
It is self-adjusting, normally.
your question is a little vague. If you are refering to the parking brake, if it is a pedal style brake, once it's set, you push down on it again to release.
If you are replacing the brake lines ( metal ) then just use your better judgment. They do not have to follow the original route.
Either the emergency brake is on or the brake fluid level is LOW in the brake master cylinder in your engine compartment
Either your parking brake / emergency brake is on or the BRAKE FLUID LEVEL is LOW , in the brake master cylinder located in your engine compartment
Check the brake fluid level in your brake master cylinder in the engine compartment ( the brake light also comes on if the parking / emergency brake is applied )
Those two levers are to release your seat belt if you are involved in an accident.
Disc brakes ( with small brake shoes in the back of the rotors for your parking / emergency brake )
The 2001 Kia emergency brake can be adjusted with the emergency brake adjustment bolt. The adjustment bolt will be on the emergency brake pad.
Depends on the vehicle as they vary from car to car. You need to BClear. How do I adjust a Honda civic emergency brake
the bulb has fused or broken or the electronics need fixing
You can disconnect your emergency brake light removing the emergency brake cable. The emergency brake cable can be removed by turning the swivel nuts to the left, on each end of the cable.
If you mean the exclamation point and the " P " above the word " BRAKE " in the lower right side of the gauge cluster in a 1998 Mercury Sable that means either the parking brake / emergency brake is on , or the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder in your engine compartment is LOW
You can adjust your 1989 Chevy Corvette emergency brake into different ways. The emergency brake will have an adjustment bolt on the brake pad. The emergency brake cable can be adjusted to shorten or lengthen the cable.
emergency brake light stays on
how to adjust the emergency brake
replace calipers in pairs. replace brake hoses at the same time.
Bad switch on the emergency brake handle.
IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE EMERGENCY-BRAKE SET-UP ON THE GRAN MARQUIS IS SELF-ADJUSTING TO A POINT. INSIDE THE REAR ROTORS ARE BRAKE SHOES (THESE ARE LIKE THE OLD DRUM-BRAKES, ONLY SMALLER) AND IF THE LINING IS WORN DOWN ON THOSE SHOES, THEN YOU WILL HAVE NO EMERGENCY BRAKE. BOTH REAR AXLES WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED TO REPLACE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE SHOES SINCE THE DIAMETER OF THE SHOES IS THE SAME AS THE DIAMETER OF THE AXLE FLANGES MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT TO R&R THE BRAKE MOUNTING HARDWARE.
Fix the emergency brake
A stock emergency brake, on a Chevrolet truck, can be released by manually disengaging the emergency brake. This can be accomplished by loosening the tension nut on the brake.