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Ford Cougar parking brake/no adjustment

2000 Ford Cougar Problem

CarFord Cougar 2.5 v6
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handbrake ceased to hold, fitted new discs and pads but still no h/brake. are they self adjust or is there manual adjustment under car?
Problem Category
Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres

Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11870 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Check that levers on callipers and h/brake cables are not seized / sticking .

Posted on Tuesday 23rd of March 2010
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Solution 2
steve&mel | Driver | Since: Dec 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

they are self adjust, if you get somebody to apply the handbrake while you are watching the rear brake calipers you should see the arm from the handbrake moving both sides. if this does not move one or both of your handbrake cables are seized and will need replacing. this happened to me recently couldn't do it myself had to book it into a garage.

Posted on Saturday 11th of December 2010
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