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Old 02-19-2008, 02:50 AM
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parking brake gets stuck

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.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:57 PM
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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.
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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...
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well i took my truck to les schwab and man each side has different drums. so everything has to be re done.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:45 AM
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lol, I believe there are 9" and 10" drums for the older rangers...
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ya but one side has 9 inch and the other has a 10 inch drum
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Best thing to do is replace the brake cable. A crack in the rubber lets in moisture and if salt is used on roads in winter the corrosion binds things up.
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Hi ac91725, how did you wind up with two different size brake drums?
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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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