Ford F-150: Why is My Emergency Brake Stuck?. http://ford-trucks.com/how-tos is the leading Ford F-150 and Super Duty resource for technical DIY guides and repairs. You pressed your Ford F-series' emergency brake pedal and it got stuck? Don't panic, here is the solution to your problem. Read the full article here http://www.ford-trucks.com/how-tos/a/ford-f-150-why-is-my-emergency-brake-stuck-356397.
The inability to release the emergency brake can cause problems for you. Your Ford F-series may pull to one side while driving. You also run the risk of burning out the pads on the brake. The problem usually lies with the cable linkage to the brake, or the brake assembly itself. If you want to fix it yourself, here are three steps to explore.
This job will take one hour to an hour and a half to do. The cost to you will be nothing but a professional will charge you around one hundred and fifty dollars. Due to the job requiring you to lift the car, remove the wheels, and change the brakes along with the rotors makes this moderate to difficult to complete.
The tools you’ll need for this job are: a floor jack, jack stand, tire iron, a set of wrenches and sockets, and brake lubricant.
Step 1 – Remove the parts
You may be tempted to look at the rear disc brakes for this problem but the source is actually going to be the brake shoe and the drum type.
Check for rust on the rear brakes, emergency brake shoes and the rotors. If you see any rust there is a possibility that it caused the parts to seize up.
Clean the rust off.
Lubricate all shoe sliding surfaces of the backing plate, threads and head of the adjuster with high temperature brake grease.
Step 2 – Check the lever
Since everything has already been disabled in the prior Step, go ahead and check out the parking lever. If it is filthy or rusty, then clean it up.
However, if it’s beyond repair then replace it.
Step 3 – Check the connecting cables
If you’re still having problems with the emergency brake or you’d like to just check everything, inspect the cable connections in the actuator inside the cab.
If you see anything damaged, repair or replace it.
Inspect the cables for any breaks.
Make sure all the connections are secure.
Inspect the mechanism on the brake pedal or lever.
With the emergency brake back online you can confidently park on an incline or decline knowing your Ford truck is safe and secure. If you experience any further brake issues or would like to further roll up your sleeves to keep your Ford rolling, come on back to Fordtrucks.com
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