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How do I release the emergency brake on my sons 99 Ford F150

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How do I release the emergency brake on my son's 99 Ford F150 if the handle broke off and when the cable is pulled with pliers it does not release the e-brake?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Shawn replied 7 years ago.

HiCustomer

 

 

Thanks for using Just Answer, in oreder to repair the e-brake you will have to replace the E-brake control.

 

I am sending you instructions in pdf format, hope this helps you out.

 

 

Click Here for Instructions

 

 

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
That doesn't help since it says to make sure the parking brake is fully released. The parking brake is engaged and I can't release it. The truck is blocking our driveway so that our other vehicles are blocked in with no way out and I am trying to find out how to release the parking brake.
Expert:  Shawn replied 7 years ago.

Do you have drum or disc brakes in the rear?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
There is no owners manual in the glove box so I don't know how to tell. It is a 1999 Ford F150 XLT if that helps.
Expert:  Shawn replied 7 years ago.

HiCustomer

 

Since you are unable to relieve the tension, then you will have to remove the rear wheels and disconnect the cable at the rear brakes.

 

 

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CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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