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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:34 pm 
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Location: Central Coast
NSW, Australia

hey people, ive probly got one of the stupidist problems... my hand brake on my 90 fairlane is stuck about 3 quarters the way down, it wont budge or move a bit

if any ones had this problem and got an idea how to fix it could you please inform me? cause the beeping is driving me nuts!!!

and i need the carso i got to drive it...

thanks for the help...

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:15 pm 
Parts Gopher
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Location: kilsyth
VIC, Australia

i would guess its frayed, might have to pull it out and replace it. i remember my xg van doing something similiar when the handbrake cable started to fray



Johnny the boy has done it again, this time it was a scrubber..

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:23 am 
Getting Side Ways
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yep cable is fraying,,replace it now before you try to pull it on and it flies out and hits someone,,did that in the XF,,funny s**t but not recommended




Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:45 am 
Tyre Shredder

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Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
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Just be warned though, the front section is no longer available from ford (obsolete now). I had the handbrake cable (whole thing) replaced recently, and the only new part they could get was the rear section. By the way, if you let me know, I can sell you an entire new cable (only on the car for a month). But be quick, cause the car its on should be getting taken away next week.



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