Home Auto Repair How to Adjust the Emergency Brake on a 1995 Ford Mustang

How to Adjust the Emergency Brake on a 1995 Ford Mustang


You can save money and time by adjusting the emergency brake on your 1995 Ford Mustang yourself, and it can be accomplished easily at your home. It’s time to adjust the parking brake when your Mustang is parked facing downhill and the emergency brake starts to slip when you apply it. You can adjust the emergency brake from inside the vehicle, which means you don’t even have to get dirty.

Tools Used: Tools, Pliers

Adjust the Emergency Brake

Remove the center console cover situated between the front driver’s and passenger’s seats.

Engage the hand parking brake by pulling on it until it clicks four times.

Locate the adjuster nut at the end of the cable rod in the center console. Turn it with the pliers until it is slightly loose, but do not allow it to come off.

Release the parking brake. Tighten the adjuster nut with the pliers.

Engage and release the parking brake four times to set the adjustment.

Park the Mustang on hill facing downhill. Attempt to hold it in place with only the parking brake. If it slips, repeat the adjustment steps.