1998 Ford Windstar

Good Morning All!
My husband has been doing brake work on a '98 Windstar. Upon replacing the drums, rotor, brake pads, emergency brake cables (front and rear),
and a new hub(passanger side only for the new hub) on the rear brakes we still have a problem with the emergency brake!
He also inspected the emergency brake handle in the vehicle to see if that is adjusted properly (it is). When he goes engages the emergency brake and hits the gas pedal the car still goes as if the emergency brake isn't even on. However, when he engages the emergency brake and tries to go in reverse it works perfectly.
Any ideas what we should try next? His last thought was to replace the adjuster...
Thanks for your help, Heather
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Heather wrote:

First, it's a Parking Brake. The term Emergency brake went out many years ago. The parking brake will not prevent the vehicle from moving under engine load. It should offer quite a bit of resistance, though. The first thing to check is to make sure the rear brake shoes are properly installed. The shoe with the shorter lining goes toward the front of the vehicle. They also need to be adjusted up until a slight drag is felt when turning the wheel.
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