Not sure about the 98 escort but on a 95 they can be adjusted. The adjustment
procedure( taken from the ford service manual) is as follows: 1. Start the
engine and move the gearshift lever into the reverse position.2. with the
vehicle moving in reverse depress and release the brake pedal several times.3.
Move the gearshift into park or neutral and stop the engine.4. turn the
adjusting nut until the parking brake lever stroke is five to seven notches when
pulled with a force of 22 lbs.... The adjusting nut is on the lever end of the
cable.The parking brake console has to be removed to access it.If yours is not
working at all it is a safety hazard and midas should fix it....Go into your
nearest ford dealership and ask them if it is adjustable..Good luck.
John Perry wrote:
Most likely the rear shoes are too loose, out of adjustment. They must have
not tightened them up after the brake job. If the parking brake worked
before the brake job, they should tighten them for free. You should not have
to tighten the cable....You might want to find someone else to do your
brakes next time too...;)
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