How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Chris (aka- Moose) Your Own Question

Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose), Ford Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 32872
Experience:  16 years experience with Ford.
Type Your Ford Question Here...
Chris (aka- Moose) is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

how do I fix my F150 2000 parking brake It is stuck .

Customer Question

how do I fix my F150 2000 parking brake? It is stuck .
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 years ago.

Hello, I'm Chris.
I will do my best to answer your question fast and accurate using the info you have provided. Thanks for visiting Just Answer.

 

Is it stuck on or off?

Is the pedal stuck down?

Is it below or at freezing temps outside?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It is stuck on.

The pedal is NOT stuck down.

No freezing temps.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 years ago.

When you hit the pedal release does it pop back up fast?

Have you verified its not the rear calipers instead on the parking brake shoes?

Have you looked under the drivers side of the cab to see if the e-brake cable is loose when the pedal is up?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

When I pull the release lever it does pop up fast.

I do not believe it is the rear calipers.

I have not looked uner the drivers side for a loose cable. I will do that now

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 years ago.

Once you see if the cable is loose or tight reply back

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thank you -It will be a few minutes, I'm following lines and cabels- not familar with too much.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 years ago.
Okay if there tight then the brake control foot pedal is faulty. If there loose the the cable is frayed somewhere between the rear brakes and foot pedal or the parking brake shoes have come apart or are damaged inside the brake rotors and you will have to remove the wheels and brake calipers and brake rotors to repair them. If diagrams are needed just reply.
Chris (aka- Moose), Ford Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 32872
Experience: 16 years experience with Ford.
Chris (aka- Moose) and other Ford Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Diagrams would greatly be appreciated. Thanks you for your expertise. The line appears to be tight, It looks as if I have more work to do.thankou
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 years ago.
Here is a ford file which will help out.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Excellent. I have successfully released the stuck parking brake , the cable was no connected correctly. Your initial questions and the diagram allowed me to do it myself.

No more help is needed with this problem, however I will contact you in the future for my Ford F150 Questions

Thanks

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 years ago.
Glad I could help

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
< Last | Next >
  • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
  • Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me. Molly USA
  • I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service. Jason V. Kirkland, WA
  • I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there. BR New Jersey
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    20942
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    20942
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka- Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka- Moose)

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    22382
    16 years experience with Ford.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JM/jmcdo28/2012-2-23_01655_resized.64x64.jpg John Mc's Avatar

    John Mc

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5493
    19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/wmarti7/2009-4-18_04332_Avatar.jpg Chuck's Avatar

    Chuck

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1684
    33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1518
    12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/baddad1/2014-4-1_23659_avatar.64x64.jpg Mike V.'s Avatar

    Mike V.

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    789
    25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lostrider/2009-9-26_23144_php4VNWAA_c1PM1.jpg lostrider's Avatar

    lostrider

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2940
    ASE Master Technician, Ford Senior Master Technician,Diesel certified, ASE Master, 22 yrs FORD exp.