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Old 11-15-2012
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Broken Parking Brake Cable 99 Ranger 2WD

I have a 1999 Ranger. 2wd. 2.5L. 5 speed manual. I am only able to go in reverse. When I go forward the rear brake shoes lock up. Is there a way for me to release them so that I can drive it home? I believe that the cable is broken inside of one of the drums and wont release. I am not sure which wheel. I've tried pushing the cable back into the drum and tapping with a hammer on the drum to release it. I want to get it home so that I can take it apart and change the cable. I'm stuck in a parking lot next to my store and need to get it home. My only other option is towing it to a garage and having a mechanic fix it. I do all the work myself at home so I am trying to do it myself but am stranded. Any ideas or help would be appreciated. thanks.
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