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How to Adjust a Mustang Parking Brake

by Jessica Danson

The Ford Mustang's braking system is an important safety element. One of the car's braking components is the parking brake, or hand brake, which is located inside the car. The parking brake is easily engaged by pulling up the handle and it is often used when the vehicle is parked.

Park the car on a level surface and turn off its ignition. Open and secure the car's hood. Disconnect the negative cable from the vehicle's battery, using a wrench. Enter the driver's side of the car. Position yourself at the Mustang's center console. Insert a flat-head screwdriver between the spaces of the parking brake cover and remove it carefully. Pull up on the parking brake handle to the fourth notch.

Remove the bolts inside the parking brake assembly, using a wrench. Locate the adjuster nut connected at the base of the brake cable rod. Loosen the nut and ensure the cable rod remains attached. Push the parking brake's button and fully lower it.

Turn the adjuster nut with a wrench until it is completely tightened and located close to the parking brake handle. Ensure the cable rod is in its original position. Pull up and push down the parking brake handle four times to set the adjustments. Reinstall the brake assembly's bolts.

Apply lubricant to the assembly to maximize adjustment effects. Replace the parking handle cover. Reconnect the negative battery wire and close the hood. Start the engine and test the parking brake to ensure it engages and properly works.

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About the Author

Jessica Danson has been writing since 1993. She has had featured publications in the "Indian Weekly" as well as on eHow and ActiveRain Real Estate Network. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in business from Tennessee Technological Center. She has also attended real estate school in the state of Tennessee.

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