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Old 01-14-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Oh, good! My parking brake broke....

So! Went to put a few rounds down range at Bob's Gun Shop (yeah, it's really called that. In Norfolk, VA. Capital establishment). Went to pull the e-brake up and got some deep thud. I'm pretty sure I've been cranking on it too hard, if the post I found concerning it are any indication. Not sure where it came from but I'm going to have it in the shop tomorrow to investigate. If it turns into a replacement I'll make it a how-to and post it up. Anyone have any information or experience with this? I'm going to start with the little adjusting bolt inside the center console and move down from there.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:41 PM   #2
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Down the street on Va beach BVD. I stopped in there a few months ago to check thier prices on Sigs, a little high, but a nice place, lots of stock.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:36 PM   #3
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sounds like you snapped the cable. easy fix.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:43 PM   #4
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So! Went to put a few rounds down range at Bob's Gun Shop (yeah, it's really called that. In Norfolk, VA. Capital establishment). Went to pull the e-brake up and got some deep thud. I'm pretty sure I've been cranking on it too hard, if the post I found concerning it are any indication. Not sure where it came from but I'm going to have it in the shop tomorrow to investigate. If it turns into a replacement I'll make it a how-to and post it up. Anyone have any information or experience with this? I'm going to start with the little adjusting bolt inside the center console and move down from there.
Good luck with the repairs. What were you firing?
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:14 PM   #5
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Beretta 92FS and Taurus 357. The 9mm is my jam but can't deny the cool factor of the 357 with a 6 inch barrel. That's why I'm buying one!

Anyways, taking the old girl to the shop tomorrow morning to get started. Pics if it turns into a how-to and so you guys can finally see the whip.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:01 PM   #6
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i yanked mine completely out of the socket on accident about a month ago. it was dangling without any slack for awhile, i just got it fixed at ford a couple days ago and they charged me around 450 dollars to fix it. outrageous!! but i paid anyway cause they gave me a free oil change lol
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:02 AM   #7
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OMG for $450.00 they should have given you a BJ. I was just under my 05 putting in new LCAs and the cables are pretty easy to remove. I think Ford is staying solvent on labor charges. Compared to putting on the LCAs changing the parking brake cables would be a piece of cake. They probably only sell a complete set but you most likely broke the one from the lever to the splitter.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:51 AM   #8
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+10000 on pics/vid of how to if you end up there....

Mine has been freezing up every day in these cold temps and I would imagine it's only a matter of time until I have to replace mine. It's unchartered waters for me so seeing somebody else do it would be a huge help.
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So! Went to put a few rounds down range at Bob's Gun Shop (yeah, it's really called that. In Norfolk, VA. Capital establishment). Went to pull the e-brake up and got some deep thud. I'm pretty sure I've been cranking on it too hard, if the post I found concerning it are any indication. Not sure where it came from but I'm going to have it in the shop tomorrow to investigate. If it turns into a replacement I'll make it a how-to and post it up. Anyone have any information or experience with this? I'm going to start with the little adjusting bolt inside the center console and move down from there.
LOL As soon as I read "Bob's Gun Shop" I said to myself, "Hey, we have one here in our area too" then I saw where you live in Norfolk. Small world!
BTW, there is a performance shop in Chesapeake called JLT Performance. They have all kinds of goodies for Mustangs.
Good Luck with your brake cable, I'm sure you can get it fixed.
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+10000 on pics/vid of how to if you end up there....

Mine has been freezing up every day in these cold temps and I would imagine it's only a matter of time until I have to replace mine. It's unchartered waters for me so seeing somebody else do it would be a huge help.
I think those are your calipers. Ford has a name for ****ty rear brake " freezing " calipers lol.. at least with me. Haven't had it on this mustang ,but had it on two of my old fords
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I think those are your calipers. Ford has a name for ****ty rear brake " freezing " calipers lol.. at least with me. Haven't had it on this mustang ,but had it on two of my old fords
No it's definitely my parking brake. It's that TSB that many of us on here experience.... Fortunately I haven't had any brake drag (that I've noticed) yet
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I think those are your calipers. Ford has a name for ****ty rear brake " freezing " calipers lol.. at least with me. Haven't had it on this mustang ,but had it on two of my old fords
Its the little rubber accordian boot thats faulty and allows water
to intrude into the assembly causing the parking brake to freeze
on if its applied and then allowed to freeze. Its just a spring that
releases the parking brake at the caliper and its not enough to
overcome the frozen water.
If your brake is off and you apply it when its frozen, you dont notice
it because of the mechanical advantage of the parking brake arm itself.
Get the accordian parking brake cable seals (2) replaced with the new
and improved ones listed on the TSB for frozen parking brakes on S197s.
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Hey! Enough thread jacking!

Anyways, put the old girl up on the lift today and, sure enough, snapped parking brake cable. Pics. attached. Anyone know what part I'm looking for or do I have to buy all three segments of the cable?

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Oh, and got some pics of the whip finally. If anyone is interested in painting their foglights like me, I'll post up a DIY.

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would love to see how you did the fogs they are pretty dope!
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All righty, then. I'll post up a DIY when I do the parking brake cable.
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All righty, then. I'll post up a DIY when I do the parking brake cable.


For part numbers, here is a link to the Ford Service Manual. Goto the "Removal and Installation" and there is an exploded view that lists all the part numbers. You could also use these instructions and grade them for us to let us know how good/acurate they are....or fill in the blanks where they leave out with your DIY post.
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Awesome. From the looks of that service manual, this going to be a piece of cake. I'll probably whip up a DIY next weekend after I have the parts ready to go.
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Well, managed to get the job done tonight. Will probably post up a DIY this weekend when I find my USB cable. Still going to try to do the foglights DIY. Was wondering if there was any interest in a rear spoiler delete DIY as well.
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Back Cables:
http://www.parts.com/oemcatalog/inde...layCatalogid=0

Front Cable w/ handle:
http://www.parts.com/oemcatalog/inde...layCatalogid=0

Instructions:
http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=112&viewfile=Parking Brake Cable - Rear.pdf
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