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97 escort, just found driver side parking brake not working at all while i checking dump brake, when I engaged parking brake level, driver side cable moved a little bit but wheel can run freely, another side is working fine. can somebody tell me how to fix it? thanks in advance.
 

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Your driver side cable is probably stuck. The parking brakes on these car automatically adjust when you pull the brake handle.
 

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If the cable needs to be replaced you should replace both cables. If one is stretched beyond doing any good the other one is probably not far behind. I tried replacing only one on my '88 a few years ago, but ended up having to replace them both. I removed both cables from a car in a salvage yard 9get both cables from the same car) and haven't had any problems since. I'm not sure about the 3rd generation, but the first generation there's a rod with a nut on it under the console, up near the parking brake lever that you use to adjust the tension on the cable. Tightening the nut tightens the tension on the cable.
 
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