83 ford ranger notices the parking brake gets stuck my parking brake half *** works feels loose when i press the parking brake. but you kina feel it when its in gauged. what can i do to make it not stuck i have to move the truck forward and back to kinda release it.
Try spraying WD-40 on the cables to the rear wheels. Give them a good soaking and then try applying and releasing the parking brakes several times. It may take several applications of WD-40 to break down the rust and corrosion that has built up over the years inside the cables.
2008 XLT, 2.3 DOHC, 5R44e Automatic, 7.5" axle, 4.10 gears, 50 K miles
Motorcraft Blend in Engine, PS, PB, A/C, 225/70 x 15 Continental ContiTrac RWL tires,
extended cab, 6' bed, Access tonneau cover.
Previous vehicle: 1991 XLT, 2.3 SOHC (Lima), M5OD, 7.5 axle 3.45 gears. Donated to a charity.
I recently changed my rear drum brakes on my 88 ranger, and I started experiencing the same exact thing you are describing. Mine worked fine before I changed the brakes. I haven't tried fixing it yet, cause I busted my front piston lol.
Mine seemed to get a little better the more I used it...
I've noticed the same thing with my ranger. Driver's side pB assembly on the shoe always seemed hard. Finally starting to stick now that's it's cold. I was going to cut that side off and just use the other side till i saw the driver's side is tied to the main cable...
BTW WD40 will not break down rust. it's a lubricant. You need Kroil or PB blaster.
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