Go Back   The Mustang Source - Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang by Model Year > 2005-2009 Mustang > Warranty and Service Issues
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Warranty and Service Issues All Warrenty related problems, issues, TSBs, and anything else revolving around the service departments.

Welcome to The Mustang Source!
Welcome to The Mustang Source,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 9/24/09, 4:07 PM   #1
GT Member
 

Join Date: May 11, 2006
Posts: 108
Hand brake / Parking brake issues

Hi there

My car is a 2005 V8 Mustang GT with stick/manual shift.

Recently the handbrake has been rather poor, as in when pulling it up to on it barely held the car.

Now its decided to give up all together, I was on a hill pulling it up and its like something in the level just gave way, now when I pull the level up the handbrake is going on but the level is not clicking up it just falls back down, so now I have no hand brake as such.

A local shop looked it over for me and said I need the two secondary cables for the handbrake as this was the reason it was poor and the level no longer clicked/held up.

I am confused though as to what the cables have to do with the handbrake level clicking up or do they add resistance which makes it click or do you guys think I need a new lever too or parts that go inside it?

Lastly and most importantly as I am in the UK is there anywhere that can supply these cables to me and ship to the UK?
Gibbo_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/24/09, 8:48 PM   #2
GT Member
 
mrv8outboard's Avatar
 

Join Date: December 17, 2004
Posts: 100
There is a TSB on the e-brake cables. They would freeze in cold weather. The rubber boots at the calipers would deteriorate and allow water to enter the cable and freeze. I have seen some rust and fail from this issue. Do a search here and you should find it.
__________________
13th Annual New England FFW Nationals U/S Winner
mrv8outboard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/25/09, 6:43 AM   #3
GT Member
 

Join Date: May 11, 2006
Posts: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrv8outboard View Post
There is a TSB on the e-brake cables. They would freeze in cold weather. The rubber boots at the calipers would deteriorate and allow water to enter the cable and freeze. I have seen some rust and fail from this issue. Do a search here and you should find it.

Hi there

Not getting on too well with the search, nothing coming up for me, can you give me a link please and is it easily repaired or what is required to fix the issue?
Gibbo_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/25/09, 8:39 AM   #4
Mach 1 Member
 
James

Join Date: December 16, 2007
Location: West Chicago
Posts: 652
2008 Alloy Mustang GT
The threads may have been lost in the server backup failure.

I could definitely see it as being you needing new cables, definitely check before laying out for the expense though.

The handbrake is a mechanical device that runs cables back to the rear calipers. If you've ever taken your rear wheels off, you can see the cable where it attaches to the caliper. So in that sense, the emergency brake isn't much different from the brakes on a bicycle -- metal cables that pull on the brake when you engage it. If the cables wear, all the pulling in the world won't do you any good.

That said, I'd definitely check to make sure the handbrake doesn't just need an adjustment before getting anything repaired.
__________________
2008 Alloy GT - A Horse With No Name.
C&L Street w/Brenspeed tunes. CHE Performance: LCAs, UCA w/Bracket, Panhard Rod, Relocation Brackets.
Eibach Pro-Kit springs. Koni STR.T shocks/struts. CMDPs. PCV system delete. Hand rebuilt TR-3650.

My Land is bare of chattering folk;
The clouds are low along the ridges,
And sweet's the air with curly smoke
From all my burning bridges.
Dixie_Flatline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/25/09, 8:48 AM   #5
Swamp Donkey Man Cans
 
07S197's Avatar
 
Jim

Join Date: August 20, 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,055
2007 GT
Garage
Does the hand brake hold the car if you hold the handle up?

If not it sounds like you have two issues. Even if the cables were broken I would think the handle would still click.
__________________
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

The Main Ride: 2007 GT Premium Coupe in Alloy Gray Metallic, 5/MT, IUP, Shaker 1000, GT app pkg, Security pkg.
Mods: SLP Loudmouths, MGW shifter, Sequential turn signals, Bama 93R tune, C&L CAI, V6 spoiler, 19" GT500 rims, FRPP 4.10 grears, FRPP "P" springs, GT500 strut mounts, Bullitt grill & STB, CDC chin spoiler.
Other Rides: 2013 Passat TDI SE & 2003 Honda GL1500 Valkyrie
07S197 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/25/09, 10:45 AM   #6
GT Member
 

Join Date: May 11, 2006
Posts: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by 07S197 View Post
Does the hand brake hold the car if you hold the handle up?

If not it sounds like you have two issues. Even if the cables were broken I would think the handle would still click.

If I pull the handle up the handbrake ONLY just holds the car, if its a real steep hill then no chance and the handle won't stay up.

I've tried adjusting it, which helped a bit a few months ago but now its gone.

I just need to get the parts ASAP, so I need to buy the cables and a new handle/rachet so where can I buy these parts online please?
Gibbo_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/25/09, 11:08 AM   #7
Swamp Donkey Man Cans
 
07S197's Avatar
 
Jim

Join Date: August 20, 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,055
2007 GT
Garage
If when you pull the handle up it will hold the car then it sounds like you only need a handle. However if it does not hold the car very well then the cables are surely steched out and you will need both. I don't know where you could get these from. Talk to KC in the OE parts section of the site, at the very least you can get some part numbers from him for the items you will need.
__________________
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

The Main Ride: 2007 GT Premium Coupe in Alloy Gray Metallic, 5/MT, IUP, Shaker 1000, GT app pkg, Security pkg.
Mods: SLP Loudmouths, MGW shifter, Sequential turn signals, Bama 93R tune, C&L CAI, V6 spoiler, 19" GT500 rims, FRPP 4.10 grears, FRPP "P" springs, GT500 strut mounts, Bullitt grill & STB, CDC chin spoiler.
Other Rides: 2013 Passat TDI SE & 2003 Honda GL1500 Valkyrie
07S197 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/26/09, 1:11 PM   #8
Bullitt Member
 
mikeelia's Avatar
 

Join Date: April 20, 2005
Posts: 351
I broke mine trying to set it on a hill. It was covered under warranty due to the TSB. After, I still noticed it would barely hold even pulling it hard. Since I was worried about breaking it again, I figured I needed new brakes, so when I did my slotted rotors and pads, my guy tighted it a bit. It still scares me a little as I have to pull it hard to get it to hold.

Mike E
mikeelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/26/09, 1:11 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

Sponsors



 

MotM Winners
December 2012 MotM Winner November 2012 MotM Winner September 2012 MotM Winner August 2012 MotM Winner

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 8:01 AM.


Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.