Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clay, AL
Drives: 2005 Mercury Montego Premier
Rep Power: 21
05 Mercury Montego-parking brake issue
Another freaking problem on this car.
I disengaged the parking brake today but the dash still reads "PARKING BRAKE ENGAGED". Attempting to drive anywhere results in the car making frenzied beeps. Also, I can't reengage the parking brake. If I press the pedal down it won't catch and will just return to the released position. I've checked and the parking brake is most certainly NOT on. The car will roll freely and when I press the parking brake pedal down it will stop so the brakes themselves seem to be working just fine which leads me to believe something is wrong with the pedal.
I looked on the pulley behind the parking brake pedal and found some kind of plastic switch. I was able to flip it and this caused "PARKING BRAKE ENGAGED" light to go off and I was able to drive the car with no beeping. Doing this also allows me to engage the parking brake again, but once I disengage it the problem returns. So whatever this switch is called appears to be the problem here.
2005 Mercury Montego Premier--Current car
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX--Current car
1995 Ford Crown Victoria Base--Beater project car
2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium--TOTALED by drunk driver at 89,000 mi.
Last edited by 04 SABLE; 02-03-2013 at 09:10 AM.