Parking Brake Issues - 2000 GT
I have a 2000 GT 5spd.
A while back I started to notice that my car would roll a bit with my parking brake engaged. I didn't think too much of it and kept going on. One day, I left it in neutral and it gave out entirely causing my car to roll down a HUGE ASS hill for about 200 yards. The car made it out OK. I had my cables replaced but the lever was extremely hard to pull (only 4 clicks MAX with brute force). I didn't argue with the mechanic because it wasn't rolling and I was happy. Sure enough, my car started to roll again. Luckily I keep it in gear now when parked, but it bothers me knowing my parking brake doesn't work. I noticed AM now sells these cables and thought about trying to replace them myself the right way. I just wanted to get your opinions on a few things:
1. Should the lever be that hard to pull (remember 4 -5 clicks MAX)?
2. My entire braking system, front and rear, is no more than a year old.
3. Is it normal for parking brake cables to freeze in winter?
4. Is it normal for the parking brake to just become loose after hours of sitting? It works when I first park the car, then it has loosened up after hours of sitting.
I have heard my year Stang had a parking brake lever recall and it may have never been changed. Could this be part of the problem?
Thanks for all of your help guys!
2000 Mustang GT!!!
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