Parking brake bracket hitting exhaust - TCCoA Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-2017, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
V22
2nd Gear Poster
 
V22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Maryland
Age: 23
Posts: 77
Parking brake bracket hitting exhaust

Hey guys,
I have this annoying exhaust rattle upon slight acceleration. Went underneath and checked, heat shields and hangers are all nice and tight. Traced it to the parking brake adjuster bracket hitting the exhaust pipe where it splits in two in the rear (stock exhaust). Was there anything holding this bracket on originally? How did it drop in the first place? Right now, I'm holding it in place with mechanics wire tied to the jack point behind the differential, but it's difficult because the cable binds if I make it to tight, and I doubt it will last long (rust, vibration etc.).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_2908.JPG (974.7 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 100_2909.JPG (1.10 MB, 3 views)

1996 Mercury Cougar XR7 4.6L , Vermillion
If you see a shiny red car swerving around potholes and parking 10000 miles from all the other plebeians in parking lots, then it's probably me.
V22 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 08:15 PM
The Parts Guy
 
racecougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Imperial, Missouri (near St. L
Age: 36
Posts: 7,265
If the cable is sagging/isn't taut, pull the clip and allow it to adjust. You may have to help it a bit, as it looks a little rusty. There is no mounting bracket for the adjuster. It is suspended by the cable.

Rod @ AzzKicker Cars
[email protected]
90 XR7-The Meth Addict-KB SC'd 5.0L DOHC Stroker
2004 Mustang GT-The Driver-Intake/Exhaust/3.73's
1995 F150 4x4-The Mud Toy-5.0L/4R70W/33's/Warn 8274 Winch
94 LX w/Splitport 3.8L from 2000 Mustang - SOLD
2 - 90 35th Anny Ed SC's
And a TON of parts cars!
racecougar is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 07:04 AM
PostWhore
 
T6Rocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,747
Mine is also awfully close to the exhaust.

Al

97 T-Bird LX 4.6 - 80k miles
94 Supra TT Auto - street/strip car
04 CVPI- Brenda's car - 76k miles
Previous Fords:
95 T-Bird LX 4.6 - fully optioned, owned 15 years, 220k miles
96 Cougar XR-7 4.6- Brenda's car, owned 11 years, 187k miles
88 T-Bird 3.8 - first T-Bird, owned 5 years, 206k miles
T6Rocket is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2017, 07:49 AM
PostWhore
 
T6Rocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,747
I climbed under there to see what I did. I put a thick zip tie around the part of the cable that has a black sheath on it, and attached it to the cross member. That pulled the assembly away from the exhaust.

I used one of those 36" long zip ties, which are around 1/2" wide. Of course, I cut the excess off. Those things are really handy, I have used them on exhaust hangers to center the exhaust on my Toyota - they can handle some heat apparently.

Al

97 T-Bird LX 4.6 - 80k miles
94 Supra TT Auto - street/strip car
04 CVPI- Brenda's car - 76k miles
Previous Fords:
95 T-Bird LX 4.6 - fully optioned, owned 15 years, 220k miles
96 Cougar XR-7 4.6- Brenda's car, owned 11 years, 187k miles
88 T-Bird 3.8 - first T-Bird, owned 5 years, 206k miles
T6Rocket is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 10:03 PM
1st Gear Poster
 
donate12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 44
Garage
Mine did the same thing. The rattle got to me. I tried adjusting it a few times but once I got it in a happy spot, I also ziptied it. No evidence there was ever anything there before.
donate12 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome