parking brake return spring (was Re: Parking Brake Cable Adjust)

Phil and Judy Rose pjrose at
Sun May 4 17:48:51 EDT 2003

At 1:15 PM -0400 5/4/03, alan cordeiro wrote:
>The Granada shared many parts with the Mercur Scorpio,
>which was available here from 1985 through 1998-99??
>Perhaps that may be a lead..
>And your other point is correct, us people in the north have
>a different symptom of freezing up the parking brake. Its
>the place where the shaft goes into the caliper.

I just searched my qlist archives and located this post (see below).
Unfortunately, Tom Nas was--at the time--unable to scrounge up a set
of these springs for me. Perhaps Ford dealerships in the Netherlands
are no better for parts than Audi here in the USA. I had checked with
a couple of local Ford dealers, and they just laughed when I
mentioned a European p/n.

What about it, Euro-listers (Minhea, et al): have you guys ever
looked into this "remedy", or does that ebrake release problem not
exist on your side of the pond? If so, have any of you found these
springs to work? Would it be possible to arrange to buy and to mail a
"test set" of the springs? Possibly could cram them into a package of
ECU chips bound for the States? :)

The Ford part numbers are in the post quoted below.


>Date: Sun, 08 Nov 1998 18:00:25 GMT
>From: quk at (Phil Payne)
>Subject: Re: Brake return spring
>In message <l03020900b269c698d32c@[]> Tom Nas writes:
>  > When you posted the Ford part number for the brake return spring, I saved
>  > it somewhere- unfortunately I can't find it now. Could you tell me that
>  > part number again?
>6141147 & 6141148.
>- --
>  Phil Payne
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