How do I tighten the emergency brake cable?

Asked by Jul 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM about the 2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

145

When you take off the rear wheel there should be a rubber cap on the rear rotor. Under that there should be a star spindle. Find out whether up or down tightens the brakes. Then tighten till the rotor does not spin; then back off the spindle 1 turn at a time till the rotor is just barley able to spin free.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Five Hundred Experts

  • #1
    jonnyboii
    Reputation
    660
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    620
  • #3
    dvigano
    Reputation
    570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Taurus
235 Great Deals out of 17,751 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford Fusion
1,067 Great Deals out of 76,177 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Focus
733 Great Deals out of 53,894 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Impala
594 Great Deals out of 34,531 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mercury Montego
6 Great Deals out of 260 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-150
2,154 Great Deals out of 181,806 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Escape
1,126 Great Deals out of 84,813 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang
765 Great Deals out of 42,132 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
1,046 Great Deals out of 61,437 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,101 Great Deals out of 70,608 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,203 Great Deals out of 76,870 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
421 Great Deals out of 27,669 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler 300
372 Great Deals out of 16,709 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
340 Great Deals out of 23,514 listings starting at $1,550

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.