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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2018 Thread Starter
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Hand brake + more

I just picked up an 05 4.0L mustang.....I just found out my ebrake isnít working. It can be pulled up like it should but it doesnít hold the brakes. I canít even park in an incline cause the stang will roll out.how can I fix this? Also my gas needle isnít working ,stays on empty always

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2018
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Welcome! the parking brake can be adjusted at the handle. however, I would check to make sure 1 or both of the cables aren't snapped or frozen (common issue on early cars). you can pull the rear wheel off and look behind the caliper and follow the cable to its end. it should be taut in the saddle lever that applies the parking brake. if you can, have someone in the car and operating the handle as you watch the lever. as far as the gas needle goes, its most likely the stepper motor (motor that runs the needle), these also are a common issue with "most" of the 05'-09' cars. do a quick google search and youll see what I'm talking about. get however many you need as its best to replace all of them at once. if you don't have soldering skills, remove the cluster and take it to a computer/cell phone repair shop and they should be able to solder them in for cheap. if that doesn't work then the sender in the tank might be bad. id start with the cluster and go from there. good luck

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Whats up to all, I am fairly new to this whole forum things so not sure if this is the right place to post this but here it goes. This morning as I was parking I pulled on my parking brake and realized there is no tension. Got back home pulled off both rear wheels to check the cables going to the rear brakes...fine... I crawled further underneath and saw where the cable is snapped. My question is would I have to replace just the Front Brake Hose or do I have o replace the whole system.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-15-2018
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Welcome! you will need to replace the front cable for sure. after that, figure out why it broke, one or both of the rear cables are likely froze. you can spray penetrating oil in them and try to unfreeze them or you can just replace with new. good luck
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