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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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When operating the foot parking brake is it supposed to rachet when gradually applying it? Cheers.

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Mine doesn't
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I have no idea because I just mash it really hard whenever I put it on. I'll try to remember to apply it slow and see what happens. I know my old Jeep would ratchet, but that was a hand brake.

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No, you don't hear any ratcheting as you press the pedal.
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does the pedal move and engage the brake? If not you cables may be siezed. I am in process of replacing both of mine
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All cables have been replaced,all brake components replaced or rebuilt but park brake not releasing properly,put it down to crap aftermarket cables. Shop says that the foot control should rachet but l tried another F250 and everyone here says it does not so l going with that. What cables are the best besides genuine? It seems the genuine are not available anymore

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I just replaced mine yesterday with orielly cables. Make sure they are not in a bind.
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Re: Parkbrake control

I didn't have good luck with aftermarket cables. The housing covers would split and eventually let water, etc in and cause corrosion with binding. I went back to the factory Ford cables (which were actually about the same price online) and had no more problems. Cheers!

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All cables have been replaced,all brake components replaced or rebuilt but park brake not releasing properly,put it down to crap aftermarket cables. Shop says that the foot control should rachet but l tried another F250 and everyone here says it does not so l going with that. What cables are the best besides genuine? It seems the genuine are not available anymore
Dont feel bad. My 97 has all new FORD cables from the pedal to drums and all new brakes. My E-brake pedal goes right to the floor and I can push the truck by hand

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Where are the genuine Ford cables available from and part numbers? Cheers.

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