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1995 Ford Taurus Question: used emergency brake, won't totally disengage, grinding sound front driver wheel

 

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nannyt, Philippi, WV, July 25, 2013, 06:08
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i used my emergency brake, now it won't totally disengage and I have grinding sound in front driver's side wheel. what can I do? don't want cable to brake - think it may be rusted. Car holds back like brake it partially set. what will happen if I continue to drive car in this condition? how will it effect my main brakes? Brakes are difficult to engage to hold car back on hill or stop - grinding.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12976 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 25, 2013, 06:17
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    poss frt hub bearing is the frt end issue. with brakes engaged it will cause numerous problems incl damage to brake drums. seek an insp and est asap

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    nannyt, July 25, 2013, 07:17
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    thank you - will do
    would using some WD-40 on the cable do anything temporarily?

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    pushrod July 25, 2013, 06:42
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    Agree with greg, saw one that had caught on fire from overheated rear brakes, driving with E brake applied!

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    nannyt, July 25, 2013, 07:17
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    yep - will do - thanks

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