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Old 12-16-2008, 07:21 AM
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Angry Parking brake FROZEN!

So after some reserch on the forum I think I can get it unstuck.
Does anyone know how much it would cost to get it replaced?
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:26 AM
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There's a TSB on this. Old issue and rather common. Couldn't say what it'll cost, if anything. I'm sure it's dealer dependent.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:41 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:16 AM
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I had this happen to me about a year ago when I was living in Dallas. We had a big freeze and my car wouldn't move. I moved back to Houston, and we don't really have freezes that much. Didn't know there was a TSB on it.
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Growing up in New England in the 60's and earlier ( never mind how much earlier), the cheapest way to prevent a stuck P-brake was to not use it during the winter if there was any way to avoid absolutely having to. Old habits die hard; I still hardly ever use it.


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Old 12-16-2008, 09:01 AM
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An easy fix is to unfreeze the PB cable with a hair dryer, assuming the car is near an electric outlet.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:38 AM
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I use the emergency brake everytime I park. It's really up to the person I
have never had a problem.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:23 AM
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Mine froze up a couple of years ago while it was still under warranty. There is a TSB out on it so it was covered. Ford dealership had my car back to me the same day.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Norm Peterson View Post
Growing up in New England in the 60's and earlier ( never mind how much earlier), the cheapest way to prevent a stuck P-brake was to not use it during the winter if there was any way to avoid absolutely having to. Old habits die hard; I still hardly ever use it.


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Same here, minus the 60's I am only 19 but have learned already not to throw the e-brake on when it is cold out. It is not something specific to any car, it just happens sometimes.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:22 PM
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Is this only a problem with our car or does it happen to other cars as well?
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