Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 02-15-2012, 06:13 PM
gregjsmith gregjsmith is offline
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 50
Default Replacing the parking brake release pull

The plastic handle for my parking brake release came off. Any suggestions for replacements?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregjsmith/6883862149/
__________________
http://greginthedesert.net
1997 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 4x4
1972 Ford Ranger Maverick Sprint (project)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-15-2012, 07:25 PM
smash smash is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 12
Default Re: Replacing the parking brake release pull

I would guess that you could go to a junk yard and get the handle.
Kenny
__________________
1996 Ranger Supercab XLT
4.0 Auto 4x4
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-15-2012, 07:44 PM
Centma Centma is offline
N1EWB
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 93
Default

The handle is molded into the release rod, which is riveted/permanently connected to the pedal assembly.

I got an entire assembly from somebody scrapping their ranger, so I didn't have to remove it. I haven't installed it yet, that is about the next task on my list.
__________________
1998 Ranger reg cab long bed XLT 4wd 3.0L 5 speed manual 4 whl ABS option, Delta toolbox, Pioneer DEH-3300 w/USB, deep jewel green exterior/medium prairie tan interior. Goodyear Duratrac 245/75R16. 165K miles. Amateur radio N1EWB.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-15-2012, 07:45 PM
Centma Centma is offline
N1EWB
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 93
Default

....at least on 98+.
__________________
1998 Ranger reg cab long bed XLT 4wd 3.0L 5 speed manual 4 whl ABS option, Delta toolbox, Pioneer DEH-3300 w/USB, deep jewel green exterior/medium prairie tan interior. Goodyear Duratrac 245/75R16. 165K miles. Amateur radio N1EWB.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-16-2012, 12:50 PM
Centma Centma is offline
N1EWB
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 93
Default

Here's a photo that shows how the release handle is molded on the release bar:



And the assembly with a missing handle:

__________________
1998 Ranger reg cab long bed XLT 4wd 3.0L 5 speed manual 4 whl ABS option, Delta toolbox, Pioneer DEH-3300 w/USB, deep jewel green exterior/medium prairie tan interior. Goodyear Duratrac 245/75R16. 165K miles. Amateur radio N1EWB.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-16-2012, 06:09 PM
gregjsmith gregjsmith is offline
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 50
Default Re: Replacing the parking brake release pull

That's exactly the problem. the handle is molded onto the shaft.

How hard is it to replace the whole assembly.
__________________
http://greginthedesert.net
1997 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 4x4
1972 Ford Ranger Maverick Sprint (project)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-09-2012, 04:58 PM
li0blf0 li0blf0 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
Default Re: Replacing the parking brake release pull

If the broken piece still fits together cleanly with the rest of the handle, you might be able to do what I did:

Just position the broken piece back where it came from, then wrap a plastic cable-tie around the shaft to hold it in place and tighten it as much as you can with your fingers.

Now you have to tighten the cable-tie FIRMLY. This can take a little creativity with channel locks and vise-grips. I placed the part on a step, fed the cable-tie through the channel locks, then stood on them so I could pull the loose end through with the vise-grips. You should be able to get 2-3 more clicks of tightening this way if you do it right.

Now you can cut off the excess and you'll have a very strong, structurally-reinforced handle again that you can simply press-fit back onto the shaft. This worked very nicely in my case.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-14-2013, 07:31 AM
jamesadam66 jamesadam66 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1
Default Re: Replacing the parking brake release pull

i have same problem can'tr find brake release handle replacement...does anyone know anywhere online or what the size of the thread of the meal dowl that it goes on is?

thinking of making one..local junkyard want $50!

1996 ranger xlt
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-11-2018, 11:36 AM
jon20542 jon20542 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 2
Default Re: Replacing the parking brake release pull

Have an 07 Ranger built in Argentina. Quad Cab full four door, diesel,4x4.
The parking brake handle is missing. It has a wire in a L shape not a ball or molded end. I can just pull the L shaped end but want a proper handle. any thoughts
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 02ff314d-4b75-4064-963e-ddfdff2c2e88.jpg (100.3 KB, 14 views)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-28-2018, 03:14 PM
casino casino is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 3
Default Re: Replacing the parking brake release pull quick fix

used a small hose clamp and a nice ring, works well and looks good cheap too, all you see is the ring hanging
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-05-2018, 01:05 PM
greggdotcom greggdotcom is offline
One adventure away
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 56
Default Re: Replacing the parking brake release pull

On the parts truck, I used a bolt cutter to cut the flat lever that the pull is rivited to. Then there's 2 or so screws near the handle. Ground the rivet off on the bench grinder, drilled hole slightly oversized (the rivit is stepped).

On my truck, i used an angle grinder to remove the rivet from the flat lever. Took the new handle to ace hardware, pieced together basically a hollow shaft that fit through the holes cut to length with a screw and nylon nut with some washers to hold it together. Something like that.

Eventually I'll get a whole spare assembly.

Does the assembly just unbolt on the '96?
__________________
1996 Splash SupreCab, 3.oL, 5 speed, 3.73, 31x10.5 nexen Rodian, dba dogs bollocks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parking brake won't release, help I can't get to work! Jaypar General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 09-06-2011 12:36 PM
Want to Buy: E-brake release latch mfernandes Interior Parts 10 05-25-2011 02:54 PM
parking brake dcarrill General Tech 2 12-26-2010 02:36 PM
Parking Brake Won't Properly Release TurdFX4 General Tech 8 11-03-2010 01:37 PM
Parking Brake stuck engaged. Help replacing broken spring savage Wheels and Tires 1 10-27-2009 03:29 PM