Re: parking brake
Take everything apart, lube everything up. Replace brake pads. Make double sure everything is working free.
Not trying to be a SA, but if my e-brake was locking up on me, I would either do that or just never, ever use it.
And you are correct, on these trucks, it is a parking brake, not an emergency brake. If your brakes ever fail, drive out of it, don't try to e-brake out of it.
Early '99 F350 DRW, Excab, LB. Auto. 2WD, 2010 bed, 2005 headlights, 298K, on my way to 1000K.
H2E, 238 Hybrids, Adrenaline oil, Tuned by Tony. DIY Regulated Return.