Thanks for the prompt reply. I still have not seen the broken part but it was described as a broken release handle. I would definitely prefer not drilling out the rivets, however, I noticed a thread on another Ford forum (not specific to the Ranger) that suggested that this was necessary. I understand that you cannot just replace the handle – that you need to replace the entire Parking Brake Control Assembly as a unit – if this can be done, I would much prefer it.
I understand that the unit comes from FORD with the spring wound and held with some retaining clip until the cable is attached. I would appreciate any suggestions or advice on installing the Parking Brake Control Assembly. Not sure how the parking brake cable attaches to the assembly itself. Is this an easy connection?
Again – any advice suggestions or procedures descriptions would be greatly appreciated.