1999 Ford ExplorerDecember 5, 2015 The emergency brake engaged without foot pedal down. Keywords:Explorer 1 thought on “1999 Ford Explorer” FreeAutoMechanic December 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm Sounds like a spring broke inside the brake drum. This happens on older vehicles Brake System more often than you might think. More so in areas that use a lot of salt on the roads. This should be the first place to inspect. Comments are closed.