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

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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.

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