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FORD BRONCO -> BRAKE SYSTEM; 4WABS, RABS, Self Test... -> Parking/Emergency Brake
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Parking Brake Control Assembly Concerns TSB 00-1-2 for 92-94 Bronco & F Series Built Through 4/22/1994 & 93-94 Ranger & Explorer Built Through 5/13/1994
Parking Brake Pedal Goes to Floor with Minimal Effort TSB 00-1-1 for 92-94 Bronco & F Series Built Through 4/22/1994 & 93-94 Ranger & Explorer Built Through 5/13/1994
Parking Brake Service Procedure TSB 00-01-03 for 92-94 Bronco & F Series Built Through 4/22/1994 & 93-94 Ranger & Explorer Built Through 5/13/1994
Rear Parking Brake Cables Bind TSB 98-5A-35 for 92-97 Light Truck: F 250 & F 350; Vehicles Built Before 8/20/96, except chassis cab
Recall, E-Brake Wedge FSA 94S91 for 92-94 Bronco, F-Series, 93-94 Explorer/Ranger
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4WABS Troubleshooting
Source: by Ford via Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Adjustment & Cables
Source: by Ford via Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Atlas II pic in a 92
Source: by Chris H (pepe) at SuperMotors.net
Bracket Info & pics, Custom in an 81
Source: by Matt K (1BadBronco, 81Bronk36) at SuperMotors.net´┐Ż
Cable & Control Assembly (Pedal Mechanism) Parts Break-Out Diagram
Source: by Ford via Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Cable @ Shoe Parts Break-Out Diagram in 78-79 w/Nomenclature
Source: by Ford via broncocity.com
Cable Replacement in a 95 F150
Source: by Plandry (the truck) at FSB
Cable Replacement pics in a 95 F150
Source: by Plandry (the truck) at SuperMotors.net
Cable Sheath Removal; "...This is the easiest way to remove e-brake cable sheaths: slide a 1/2" box-end wrench over the end of the cable & use it to release all 3 clips at once..."
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Cable, Rear Location pic in an 89
Source: by j. r. Nice (J. R. N) a trides.webshots.com
Diagram for 87-92 Bronco w/RABS (RABS II)
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Equalizer pic, 92-96 w/tension limiter built into the pedal assembly
Source: by Tim O (RED WAGON, redwagon) at FSB
Fabrication w/ 86 Lincoln Mark VIII rear brake line in a 94
Source: by Damon H (Plug Ugly) at SuperMotors.net
High Angle in an NP 205 Installation in a 94 (pics are gome)
Source: by Damon H (Plug Ugly) at FSB
High Angle pic in a 78
Source: by Douglas W at SuperMotors.net
Indicator Light Switch Location Diagram
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Inspection & Cleaning in a 96 from the 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350, and Bronco Workshop Manual; "...Inspect the parking brake control (2780) and look for loose mounting bolts, damaged or missing parts. Operate the parking brake and check for binding or seized components. Raise and support the vehicle and remove any debris that may interfere with parking brake operation. Check the condition of the parking brake cables. Look for abrasion or cables rubbing on body or frame parts. Repair, replace or reroute as necessary. Remove the brake drums (1126) and have an assistant operate the parking brake just enough to observe operation. Look for damaged or missing parts. Lubricate parking brake parts with Disc Brake Caliper Slide Grease D7AZ-19590-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C172-A..."
Source: by Ford via thedieselstop.com
NP 205 pic
Source: by Broncoholics at Ford Bronco Zone Forums
Operation & Diagrams
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Recall, Parking Brake, Self-Adjust Pawl Alignment info for 92; 94V169001 Recall Summary THE PARKING BRAKE CONTROL SELF-ADJUST PAWL DOES NOT LINE UP PROPERLY WITH THE SELF-ADJUST RACHET CAUSING THE PAWL TO SLIP OVER ONE OR MORE TEETH IN THE RACHET. Consequence WHEN THE ABOVE OCCURS, IT CAN RESULT IN PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM INEFFECTIVENESS. THE PARKING BRAKE WILL NOT HOLD THE VEHICLE, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO ROLL FREELY, IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT LEFT IN GEAR. Remedy A WEDGE WILL BE INSTALLED WHICH WILL SERVE TO LOCK THE PARKING BRAKE SELF-ADJUST MECHANISM PAWL INTO ENGAGEMENT WITH THE RACHET. ALSO, OWNERS WILL BE ADVISED TO RELEASE AND REAPPLY THE PARKING BRAKE WHENEVER TOOTH SKIP OCCURS AND WILL BE REMINDED TO ALWAYS TURN OFF THE ENGINE AND LEAVE THE VEHICLE IN GEAR WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED. miesk5 NOTE; this site will not let you use your browser's Back Button to return to this page; open it a new window
Source: by internetautoguide.com
Recall, Parking Brake, Self-Adjust Pawl Alignment info for 93; 94V169001; Recall Summary THE PARKING BRAKE CONTROL SELF-ADJUST PAWL DOES NOT LINE UP PROPERLY WITH THE SELF-ADJUST RACHET CAUSING THE PAWL TO SLIP OVER ONE OR MORE TEETH IN THE RACHET. Consequence WHEN THE ABOVE OCCURS, IT CAN RESULT IN PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM INEFFECTIVENESS. THE PARKING BRAKE WILL NOT HOLD THE VEHICLE, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO ROLL FREELY, IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT LEFT IN GEAR. Remedy A WEDGE WILL BE INSTALLED WHICH WILL SERVE TO LOCK THE PARKING BRAKE SELF-ADJUST MECHANISM PAWL INTO ENGAGEMENT WITH THE RACHET. ALSO, OWNERS WILL BE ADVISED TO RELEASE AND REAPPLY THE PARKING BRAKE WHENEVER TOOTH SKIP OCCURS AND WILL BE REMINDED TO ALWAYS TURN OFF THE ENGINE AND LEAVE THE VEHICLE IN GEAR WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED. NOTE; this site will not let you use your browser's Back Button to return to this page
Source: by motortrend.com
Recall, Parking Brake, Self-Adjust Pawl Alignment info for 94; Recall Summary THE PARKING BRAKE CONTROL SELF-ADJUST PAWL DOES NOT LINE UP PROPERLY WITH THE SELF-ADJUST RACHET CAUSING THE PAWL TO SLIP OVER ONE OR MORE TEETH IN THE RACHET. Consequence WHEN THE ABOVE OCCURS, IT CAN RESULT IN PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM INEFFECTIVENESS. THE PARKING BRAKE WILL NOT HOLD THE VEHICLE, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO ROLL FREELY, IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT LEFT IN GEAR. Remedy A WEDGE WILL BE INSTALLED WHICH WILL SERVE TO LOCK THE PARKING BRAKE SELF-ADJUST MECHANISM PAWL INTO ENGAGEMENT WITH THE RACHET. ALSO, OWNERS WILL BE ADVISED TO RELEASE AND REAPPLY THE PARKING BRAKE WHENEVER TOOTH SKIP OCCURS AND WILL BE REMINDED TO ALWAYS TURN OFF THE ENGINE AND LEAVE THE VEHICLE IN GEAR WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED. miesk5 NOTE; this site will not let you use your browser's Back Button to return to this page; open it a new window
Source: by internetautoguide.com
Removal, Installation & Adjustment (under license from Delmar Publishers, comb of Chilton/Nichols/Delmar & Haynes); some may be incorrect, as reported by Seabronc, thanks Seabronc! NEW SITE URL!!! MUST REGISTER TO VIEW; select year, make, model, engine size and go to appropriate section
Source: by Chilton via Autozone
Replacement in an 86
Source: by Sixlitre (Malcolm H, Eddie Bauer) at SuperMotors.net
Switch Location Diagram
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Switch Operation; "...The switch is the white plastic one at the far L of this image, but installed it would be at the top center of the mechanism. Its contacts are exposed, so you can clean them. The dash light should come on if you turn the key to RUN & short the switch's wire to the brake mechanism chassis..."
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at FSB
Switch pic
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Vibration/Shudder From Rear in 92-97 F 250 & F 350 Built Before August 20, 1996; "...The rear parking brake cables may bind due to a sharp bend in the cable routing andprevent the rear brake shoes from fully returning to the anchor pin. This conditionmay cause the rear brakes to wear prematurely, brake vibration and/or shudder, vehicle drift or pull, poor fuel economy, or brake noise. Repair Procedure: ..." READ MORE
Source: by carquest.com