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Old 06-12-2011, 05:08 PM
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Default Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

im in need some advice ,
I went to use the parking break while launching my boat tonight and when i went to pull foreward i could and still can feel that it is dragging or still engaged

what can i do to relieve it

any help would be much appreciated, as this is my only means of transportation

thanks,
kyle
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:12 PM
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Try hitting the drum with a hammer really hard.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:13 PM
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Default Re: Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

first thing you should do is jack the rear end off the ground and spin the tires by hand, then when you know for sure what one is dragging take the drums off and look to see if you can see anything visibly wrong.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

how hard is it to take the rear drums apart??

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:45 PM
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Default Re: Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

Just pull the wheel off then slid the drum part off. However if the e-brake is stuck it will be held on super tight. That is why I suggest hitting it to disengage it.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

i have a guy from work bringing me floor jack tommorow so hopefully i can get this problem fixed

i will post my results
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

the parking brake cable going to the right rear tire is siezed up...o sprayed it wait some wd40 and wiggled it so that it dosent catch...that and a mix of hitting with a BFH seemed to fix my problem temporarely..

probably be doing new rear drums in the future just to be safe but for now i disconnected the cable

thanks for the help
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

I'm on my third consecutive Ranger to have problems with the parking brake locking. I live in an area where the roads are salted heavily, and have found the parking brake cables (particularly the short one after the Y-connector that leads to the rear driver's side wheel) corrode and lock up, causing the parking brake to stay locked. I'm replacing that cable for the second time on my '03 (lesson learned, don't cheap out on a replacement cable).
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:56 AM
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Default Re: Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

Had the same problem pop up in my 99 xlt this morning. Thanks for the tips! Hey ebztz, which brand of cable did you wind up being satisfied with?
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:22 PM
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Hey ebztz, which brand of cable did you wind up being satisfied with?
I have yet to carry out the second replacement. I'm thinking of buying a factory Ford cable. I'm not sure what brand aftermarket cable I had, but the terminations were smaller and didn't seat well, and the cable housing cracked as well.

Whatever replacement I use, I think I'm going to inject grease into the cable ends. Hopefully packing the sleeve will keep out salt and water.

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Old 09-27-2011, 11:19 PM
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Default Re: Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

I'd suggest a hard rubber mallet, unless you want to accidentally buy another drum.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:20 PM
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Hey ebztz, which brand of cable did you wind up being satisfied with?
I ended up purchasing a Dorman 660241 cable for less than $20 from Rockauto. This cable looks to be constructed well and was much less expensive than the factory cable.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Need Help, parking break-rear drum break locked up

i had the same problem on my ranger right rear siezed up and wouldnt allow truck to move. althoght when you syomp on the gas it breaks free, its not real safe. i simply took my drum off and disconnected the e brake cable took the components out pulled e brake cable thru back of housing and ties it to underbody of truck. problem solved. for good. lol
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