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Old 11-30-2006, 04:28 AM   #1
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Default Releasing Parking Brake

It is my understanding that I release the parking brake by pushing it allll the way to the ground and it will release it back up. I was able to do this once. Well now, my parking brake is set but it won't come back up. I can here it make the noise when it is pushed all the way down, but when I take my foot off it doesn't release it. Could this be because my brake system is not bleed yet?

So if it won't release when I push down all the way like it should, how can I undo the parking brake? Does a spring or something need to be replaced once I get it back up?

Thanks everyone in advance.
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:49 AM   #2
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maybe sure the parking brake itself isnt jamed on something
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:18 AM   #3
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I just bend the hell outta it till it releases, the damn thing is like a chimney flume handle from a 60 year old house, just takes some wreckless muscle power.
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:04 PM   #4
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thanks for the input, anyone else have an idea?
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:31 PM   #5
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Default RE: Releasing Parking Brake

Parking brake should not be dependent on bleeding. It will be dependent on adjustment. You may need to move the pall by hand to release the lever. Then properly adjust your brakes, then properly adjust the cables. At that point, try setting and releasing you P. Brake.
Make sure the cables are good and slack before making any adjustment of the star wheel.

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Old 12-01-2006, 12:37 AM   #6
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Default RE: Releasing Parking Brake

Thanks for the useful information Scott. Would you mind giving a step by step of simply releasing it? because it won't work with my foot no matter how hard I slam it. So i need to push the pedal down and move something out of the way so it will pop back up?
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:57 AM   #7
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Yeah, there is a pawl that engages to release the tension pawl. As you push down keep an eye on the mechanism near the bottom. It's easier to see than it is to explain. Especially lately since English is becoming my second language.

There is a good diagram of this lever in the Mitchell reference series manual that should be available at your local library in the reference section. The first time I had to fix one that's where I got the information.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:20 AM   #8
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um...if this is the 69,lol, you need to pull the release lever. It should be right under the dash. I may have been bent and you may have took up under there for it. Its a lever sticking sideways out of the brake. On the end of the lever, it says Parking Brake. If it was broken off, then you'll need to manually release it by basically screwing around with it.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:07 AM   #9
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Too funny!
I wasn't even looking at the car. Mid-70's is when Ford went to the "double pump" park brake.

DOH! Pulling the release lever would be much easier
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:10 AM   #10
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Alright thanks scott. I'll take a crack at it tomorrow or saturday. And btw, I don't have a parking brake release lever. And even if i did, the dash isn't even in my car.
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