1995 Ford Taurus Q&A

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

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. -
Answer 1
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 -
Comment 1
thank you - will do would using some WD-40 on the cable do anything temporarily? -
Answer 2
Agree with greg, saw one that had caught on fire from overheated rear brakes, driving with E brake applied! -
Comment 1
yep - will do - thanks -