This is a 1990 Ford F150 pickup. I just replaced one of the parking
brake cables that was broke. Before I fixed this, the parking brake
light was on most of the time. It's still on. The pedal does not
seem to come all the way to the top unless I lift it by hand. When I
lift it, the light goes off. The pedal is not coming up enough. It's
only 1/4 inch or so.
How do I fix this? Do I tighten the cable more, or is there a weak
spring behind the pedal?
There is usually a large spring near where the 2 rear cables split
from the front cable. It pulls the front cable to help pull the pedal
up. If the spring is good, replace the front cable. You should
probably do the remaining cable too. IMHE, there's never "just one"
sticky brake cable.
On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 17:26:38 -0800 (PST), Tom Adkins
You found the problem. I'm an idiot.
Or maybe it was the snow storm I was working in......
When I installed the cable. I forgot to put the spring back on down
there. I found it in my bucket of tools I used for the job, and
didn't put away yet.
Thanks for the help.
I was working on a motorcycle on day & after performing a "tune up" on
it, I cranked it up & it sounded & ran like crap. Too tired to troubleshoot,
I closed the garage for the night. The next day, I found a spark plug in the
toolbox top tray next to the screwdrivers & wondered where it came from ????
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