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My emergency hand lever on my ford escape will not stay up

Customer Question

Good morning, my emergency hand lever on my ford escape will not stay up it have no clicking noise when you pull it up.
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: it have no noise and it started doing it yesterday morning
JA: What year is your Escape?
Customer: 2003
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes and i did nothing as yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just how to replace the hand lever
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Randall C replied 18 days ago.

Hello, does you center consol have cup holders and storage compartment

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Expert:  Randall C replied 18 days ago.

ok, bear with me

Expert:  Randall C replied 18 days ago.

ok, you will need to follow directions in the attachments I have included. trim unclips with putty knife etc to pop it off, You will be removing the floor consol. Once removed, you can undo cable and unbolt e brake unit, Likley the return spring or latch lever broke not allowing the e brake to ratchet and hold. I have no way to know which happened or for that matter if you can see a problem with it once you get to the ebrake control. Here are the links for getting to it and how to change if if need

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