it could be the handbrake cable on that side this is very common to break
I was gonna say the above, they don't brake as such, they just seize up. A good motor factor will sell the cables out at around Â£15 per side, if your doing one, its worth doing the other, really ain't worth buying them from Ford as they are twice the price and last the same time, no longer then copys do. If your cable has seized then theres a good chance that the caliper may of seized as well, there around Â£45-Â£60 exchange from your local motor factor again, not worth the hassle of stripping down as such, will only seize again within a month or two. Very common problem on the MK3 Mondeo.PURPLE_2L_LX said:Maybe seized not broken.