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Old 12-24-2004, 04:17 PM   #1
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e-brake question

Yesterday I was pulling up my ebrake handle (parked...) and heard a loud POP!

I let it back down, and slowly pulled it back up and put the car in reverse to make sure that it still functioned. It does.

I did notice that when the handle is down I have a little bit of play side to side. Like if I grab the handle and push it to the passenger side then to the drivers side I can get a decent amt of movement from it. Thing is, I don't know if it did that before, or if a bolt or something popped off or a screw came out in the assembly.

So does anybody elses ebrake handle do that? if not, any ideas? I may just take out the center console to get a good look at it.

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mine never does that, i would reccomend just pulling some int. oieces out and taking a look
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You probally pulled it up to far and broke something. I would take the console out and look at the assembly itself.
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alright, i just took my center console out (ewww it's nasty under there) and poked around.

There was only one bolt I could reach to tighten, and it was already tight. After looking at it, I'm more assured that this is just one of those things I didn't noticed before and it's probably normal. Thanks anyways.
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Yeah, I've had that. Sometimes when you pull a little too hard on it it'll let out a pop. I pulled my center console also and found absolutely nothing wrong. Just not made to be pulled on that hard.
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Yeah, I've had that. Sometimes when you pull a little too hard on it it'll let out a pop. I pulled my center console also and found absolutely nothing wrong. Just not made to be pulled on that hard.
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*oops*

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Don't feel bad, one time a yanked it way to hard, when I first got the car, and had to burn a bit of the pads off to get it moving again the next day.
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Don't feel bad, one time a yanked it way to hard, when I first got the car, and had to burn a bit of the pads off to get it moving again the next day.
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I had a 90 eagle talon (OMG dont ever tell anyone...) (pos car also OMG) and I was leaving a friends house I forgot I left the E brake on and got a couple miles it started stinking and smoking I was scared to death.... finally figured it out.... I was 16 what do you expect?
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I travel a lot, and use a lot of rented cars. A lot of times I will rent a car and leave the emergency brake on. I'll drive like 20 minutes with the emergency brake ON!

Doesn't say much for me, but it really doesn't say much for the emergency brake. It's more like a "make the car smell funny" lever.
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The Tempo cuts real good donuts when you pull the ebrake and turn the wheel.
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i'd never pull the e-brake while moving... least not in my car.


I think I've decided that an aluminum e-brake handle will solve my problem.
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my 89 does this every so often, if I pull it the right way.. it sorta grabs the end of the ratcheting gear (that holds it in place on the way up..) and there's the possibility of it slipping off.. esp. if its well worn..
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Re: e-brake question

Whenever this brake sticking happens there is a quick fix, clawl under the rear of the car with a screw driver and pry the e-brake lever (actuator, has a spring in it) lever out.
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Re: e-brake question

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Yesterday I was pulling up my ebrake handle (parked...) and heard a loud POP!

I let it back down, and slowly pulled it back up and put the car in reverse to make sure that it still functioned. It does.

I did notice that when the handle is down I have a little bit of play side to side. Like if I grab the handle and push it to the passenger side then to the drivers side I can get a decent amt of movement from it. Thing is, I don't know if it did that before, or if a bolt or something popped off or a screw came out in the assembly.

So does anybody elses ebrake handle do that? if not, any ideas? I may just take out the center console to get a good look at it.

Thanks.
Did the same thing Thought I broke something ,took it all apart everything looked OK.Now I just don''t pull so hard
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Re: e-brake question

There is a hand brake recall by Ford on a lot of these cars think the years are 93-03 (something like that). might check it out, it involves some but not all mustangs, I took the 95 we have to the dealer and we were in the clear, they will check your vin# to see if your on the list, its free!

If you heard a pop and you think it came from inside the consel, take it out drive it that way for awhile see if you can get to do it again.

Another place I would check is under the car where the 2 REAR BRAKE CABLES are attcheted to a bracket above the driveshaft about 1 1/2' behind the trans, this bracket may have been pulled loose, its spot welded!
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Re: e-brake question

Wow...thread from the dead...
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What is it with new members that sign up and randomly bring back year+ old threads? It's like it happens every couple of weeks. I think they are zombies.
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Re: e-brake question

We are Zombies! Its that time of the year ya Know.

Trying to gather as much info as I can about the scary subject of e-brakes.

Instead of starting a new tread I searched and found a few intresting ones. When I subsribe to them and someone post I get e-mail notifacation, works well ! On some forums you make a post and it get buried in a hour or two. Right now i'm on about 5 Mustang forums searching, basicly I want to know whats going on with Ford's Parking Brake system through the 90's. So far my finding are "it SUCKS"
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We are Zombies! Its that time of the year ya Know.

Trying to gather as much info as I can about the scary subject of e-brakes.

Instead of starting a new tread I searched and found a few intresting ones. When I subsribe to them and someone post I get e-mail notifacation, works well ! On some forums you make a post and it get buried in a hour or two. Right now i'm on about 5 Mustang forums searching, basicly I want to know whats going on with Ford's Parking Brake system through the 90's. So far my finding are "it SUCKS"
I believe if you keep searching further you will find that not only does "it suck", "it sucks balls" as well.

I've heard of a lot of people having trouble with them.
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