This is a 1990 Ford F150, 4WD 5 liter engine Manual Trans.
Awhile back I replaced the one parking brake cables to the driver side
rear wheel. (The other one was fine), as well as the front one.
Anyhow, the ends of the cables from the rear tires have these molded
"balls" on the ends of the cables. The two cables go into the
equalizer, one goes on the left, the other on the right, with the
front cable going to the middle. Anyhow, those "balls" go into a
round hole in the equalizer which has a slot below the round hole,
where the cable itself goes.
At least once a week one of those "balls" pops out of the equalizer,
so I am constantly having to crawl under the truck to fix it. It's
not hard to put it in as long as the pedal is all the way UP, but it's
annoying, and on a manual transmission vehicle the parking brake is
Is that equalizer supposed to be pinched together after the cables are
inserted, or what? The pedal is tightened (adjusted) about right. IU
should also mention that there was a spring under there that I
removed. When the spring is used, the cables pop out almost everytime
I use the brake. There's got to be soem way to make them stay in
those holes. But how?
I should mention that all cables are free and I greased them where
they enter the their cable housings (but not on those balls). This
seems to happen most when the roads are snow covered.
If someone wants a photo, I can take a pic during the daylight, but
I'll need to figure out where to post it. (My newsserver does not
allow binaries). I never used a blog, but I guess that would be a
place to post it, (I think).