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steve r 08-23-2010 09:11 PM

e-brake cable snapped, need advice
Hi, so my 2005 mustang gt e-brake cable is snapped. I know there is a TSB on it and I tried searching but I cant find exactly what needs to be replaced. This happened last winter by the way, everything froze. Mine snapped on the front cable where the ball thing is where it meets the two rear cables. What do I need to replace besides the front cable? Someone told me that I might have to change the rear calipers too and also the rear cables, but I am unsure and im wondering if anyone has any advice! thanks in advance

ShaneM 08-23-2010 09:56 PM

i had that happen last winter when i still had my 05. they told me at the shop some crap about the calipers being locked up and needing to replace them too. i refused to do it and insisted they only replace the cable and it was fine. All you need is the cable, I had to order from ford and it seems it was about $100 installed and all. Assuming you didn't drive it with the rear brakes locked and damage something you should only need the cable.

Nuke 08-23-2010 09:57 PM

steve r 08-23-2010 10:13 PM

thanks for the info.. Also, my front cable snapped, how come i cant find one online? even on I cant seem to find it

steve r 08-23-2010 11:14 PM

this is where it snapped, and I cant seem to find one arghhhhhhhh

2005Redfire6 08-23-2010 11:55 PM

Thats kinda scary being I have an 05 and it gets cold here in the winter...

up_yours_7 08-24-2010 01:38 AM

Mine broke in the same spot I haven't found anything yet to fix it

steve r 08-24-2010 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by up_yours_7 (Post 7167317)
Mine broke in the same spot I haven't found anything yet to fix it

did you go to ford?

kevinmalec 08-24-2010 11:28 AM

My e-brake froze during an ice storm one year. I tried moving forward and backwards and wasn't able to move. Fortunately, the cable did not snap or break. I searched the Mustang forum and learned about the TSB on the e-brake. I let it set in the parking lot until it thawed the next day. I avoid using my e-brake during the winter time, which is short here in GA. =-)

steve r 08-24-2010 11:56 AM

well I went to ford and they said the front cable is attached to the parking brake lever so I need a whole new assembly. the part is 120 which is fine, but 3 hours installation!! 472 dollars for it installed. I think im just going to order a new one, found this one, and install my myself

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