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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denton, TX
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Spotty Parking Brake
My parking brake only works sporadically. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes it doesn't. When it bites, it works perfectly, biting early and holding great. When it doesn't, the pedal just goes to the floor and it doesn't hold for ka-ka.
A few release and re-set manuevers, and I can get it to hold. This is mainly a problem for when someone else drives my truck...my inspection guy gave some crap about it (understandable).
I've never worked on rear brakes at all, but I'm thinking that since it works properly sometimes, maybe there is a problem in the pedal assembly or in the cableing assembly before it gets to the brake.
I'm going out this afternoon to start messing with it and wanted to maybe get some feedback before I do.
Are the actual braking mechanisms mechanical or hydraulic?
Thanks for anything y'all might offer.
2005 F250 Lariat CCSB/170k mi./6sp Handshaker
Dieselsite coolant filter, CAT ELC, Bulletproofed and monitored by BPD
SCT SF3, 4" Flo Pro, 2.5" Readylift SST, 35" GoodYear Fierce Attitude M/T's