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Its broke!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MadIrish, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. MadIrish

    MadIrish Registered Member

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    Well, last night I decided to do a fluid check. Havent ridden the Blazer all weekend and cranked it up to warm up the engine. I dropeed it into drive and put on the parking brake. I let it run for about 5 minutes. Went back out and was going to pull the truck up a few feet and it didnt want to budge! I checked the brake and it was off, put it in reverse and it rolled. I am facing uphill so I pushed the brakes untill I stopped rolling in reverse, then gave it gas. It went backwards fine. I put it in drive, gave it some gas and it felt like the brakes were on. It barely moved.

    Any ideas?

    *******82 K5 All stock but wheels and tires, 305 4bbl, tranny? NP208*******
     
  2. Mreetz

    Mreetz 1/2 ton status

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    Hang on a sec, did I read this right? You put it in DRIVE and then put on the parking brake and let it sit for 5 minutes that way?

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
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    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
  3. Jersey

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    just curious why you put it in drive with the parking brake on to warm up the tranny? maybe something i don't know about?? i'd cross my fingers and double check the ebrake. may have one or both of your wheels semi-locked up. block the front wheels, pick up the rear, take both wheels & drums off, if you can, and then try it in drive (WITHOUT 4WD ENGAGED) just a thought. good luck.

    -Jersey

    '91K5 - 350, 700R4, NP241, Flowmaster
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  4. MadIrish

    MadIrish Registered Member

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    I'll give her a shot tonight. Got a quote (just to be ready) of $800 for a rebuild with 3 year 30,000 mile warranty. Hope I dont have to do it.

    *******82 K5 All stock but wheels and tires, 305 4bbl, tranny? NP208*******
     
  5. MadIrish

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    Went out, crawled under it, pulled a little on the manual brake cable and it unlocked. So, now I gotta get it to a brake shop for an adjustment but at least it rolls!

    *******82 K5 All stock but wheels and tires, 305 4bbl, tranny? NP208*******
     
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    Two things 1-You trust your parking brake a whole lot more than I trust mine. 2-Why do it anyway?

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  7. MadIrish

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    I was warming it up late at night. I have a kinda loud exhaust and it was idling high. I dropped it into D to lower the rpm. Then put on the parking brake. I'd have to do it eventualy to check the tranny fluid anyhow. Didnt realize it would bind the brakes.

    *******82 K5 All stock but wheels and tires, 305 4bbl, tranny? NP208*******
     

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