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Old 03-08-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hey guys I got a problem with my hand brake and I was hoping someone could give me some good tips on how to fix it or what to check. I bought my 05 gt used and I don't know if the previous owner abused the car or what but, sometimes when I pull the hand brake up the car still tends to roll back a bit. Now, I've already tried tightening the adjustment nut located in the center console behind the hand brake but, all that seems to do is make the lever stiffer and harder to pull up. Does anyone know what else I can check or do??
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #2
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I'm not 100% sure if they have these but; have you tried looking at the brake shoes?
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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Im not sure about the mustang, but you can try putting the parking brake on tight, and then put it in reverse and back up 15 feet. This is the built in way to tighten most hand brakes. If this does not work, then you will probably have to adjust it at the wheel. Let me know if this works.
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it doesn't look like it worked
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Some have cars had problems with corrosion in winter areas. The cables would get wet, freeze over night, and the moisture never really dried out for some time due to weather. The corrosion would cause the cables to bind. The old fix from Ford was new cables that had better weather protection. Yours could have this leftover issue.
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Some have cars had problems with corrosion in winter areas. The cables would get wet, freeze over night, and the moisture never really dried out for some time due to weather. The corrosion would cause the cables to bind. The old fix from Ford was new cables that had better weather protection. Yours could have this leftover issue.
Yeah that's what happen to my 05 GT the cable was all twisted up which made it hard to pull up and to release it down. It would barely go all the way up to much tension.
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On my 06gt on the trans. Tunnel their is a cable adjusment plate wear the cable. From the hand break meets the two rear cable and can be adj. a good spray of wd40 on all the cables will help too
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Im not sure if the cold weather would be an issue since I live in southern cali.
but, S Stang I'll look for that plate you're talking about next time Im under there
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Rain can still cause the cables to corrode....worth checking while under the car.
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