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Brake hung up..........

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dontoe, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The brake on my '74 Stepside hung up at the grocery a few minutes ago. I released the parking brake, and the right rear is still on.

    What's the fix?
    Just pull the drum and lube or sumtin?
     
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    Probably the e brake cables. I just had to replace them on my F250-it was doing the same thing. If the e brake hasn't been used on a regular basis, they rust inside the housing and start to bind. You might get away with unhooking one end and squirting some type of lube into the cable housings. BTW, the cables cost me 35 bucks and took about an hour to install.
     
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    Usally the cables. Sometimes you can take them off, and submerse the entire cable in an oil bath and get another couple years out of them.
    Where I live, OEM cables last about 2 years before they start binding. Stainless is the only way.
     
  5. dontoe

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    Came in after fixing it to take a break, read these posts. Yep, the adjuster had tightened up till the brake was dragging!!! :rolleyes:

    Odd, never had that happen before.
     

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