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On my 96 escort the parking brake cable does not release and the driverside rear wheel when I put the handle down. The passenger rear is fine.

I removed the driver rear drum and looked at the parking brake bar and it looks good and it is clean. I notice when I remove the 2 bolts that holds the cable, it releases the tension and the drum spins freely but if I put the cable back, bolt it down and pull up on the parking brake and release it, it does not release the shoes..I looked at the cable it looks fine..Is there an adjustment that can be done for the parking brake cable? Or is my cable bad?
 

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That's a new one to me. Is the cable hold down bracket in the correct place?
 

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My drivers side cable would stick and then release if I hit the drum with a hammer. The cable looked clean as well. I replaced it and the problem went away.
 

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my driverside back brake was sticking and it turned out to be the pivoting bar that the cable connects to (adjutment quadrant i think it`s called) was dirty as all hell.my buddy separated the two peices,i cleaned them up really well with my wire wheel,put some brake lube at the pivot points and voilla! several other people suggested that i need a new self adjuster but,it just needed cleaning and lube.
 

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I took off the drum and looked at the parking brake lever and it is clean. I notice the parking brake cable won't stick if I keep the parking brake mount bolts loose. Once I tighten up the mounting bolts and pull up on the handle and release it the drum is stuck. So could the problem be the cable at the equalizer causing it to stick?
 

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has anybody had this problem on disk breaks cuz i plan to covert mine to disks
 

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It depends on the type of parking break disc style you go with. If you go with an integral parking brake (the parking brake and normal brake caliper are the same. you will get a lot of problems with them seizing. if you go with drum and hat, it might be referred to as something else, they have less of a chance to seize. the gt style that is used is the integral.
 
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