Yet Another Parking Brake Question (this one is easy)

Lincoln LS

  1. Robert Crain

    Robert Crain LVC Member

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    Greetings all. I have a 2003 LS with 154k miles. The parking brake currently works perfectly and due to its complex nature, I want to keep it that way for as long as possible. So my question to you all is what preventative maintenance efforts can a driveway mechanic perform in order to keep it working properly. Is there any cleaning, lubrication, etc. that I should be doing on a regular basis? I realize I don't have much control of the electrical modules, etc. but the mechanicals seems like something I can apply some effort to. Your thoughts?
     
  2. joegr

    joegr Dedicated LVC Member

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    The failures that I have seen so far have been the cable fraying and breaking at the end where it is attached to the hook that connects to the brake caliper. I don't know if adding lubrication would delay or prevent this.

    It seems like the junkyard is the only way to get replacement cables. Nobody seems to make them new anymore. I have seen some advertised that claim to fit, but these are for the 1st gen (manual parking brake) and won't work on the 2nd gen.
     

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