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post #1 of 12 Old 05-01-2011, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Help with e-brake

Mine won't hold my truck at all. The pads have plenty of meat. I have drove off with the brake on a couple of times. Could this have rendered the pads useless? Do I need to change them or is it a matter of getting the drums turned? I asked in the general discussion forum before I remembered this section was around.


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Have you tried to adjust them?

How far down does the pedal go?
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Yeah. It's adjusted nicely. Just no bite.


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And you've had them apart so you know they're not "oil soaked" or anything?

Are they shiny or anything that looks like it would keep them from holding? Maybe a good "scuffing" of both surfaces would help?

Are you sure the cable is actually applying force to the shoes? Could either of the cables, at the drum end, be frozen so you still had a good pedal but weren't really actuating the brakes?
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Oil soaked no. Clay soaked yes. I think a good scuffing may work. I tried once but I don't think I did a good job. I tried cleaning it all out and scrubbing the pads along with sanding the drum. I might need to sand the pads and drum with like some 80 grit. I might try that again. I use it every time I park since I have owned it so I am sure nothing is siezed.


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How do you adjust them, my pedal goes to the floor and nothing happens as far as functionality goes, i figured id try adjusting them before it took off the rotors and shoes

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The adjustment screw in the drum.


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Mine aint working right, either.

Broke the Front cable a couple months ago, mechanic replaced it... now it's super tight, (barely can move the petal) but doesn't engage the brake at all.

I need to take it apart and look at it.

Next weekend: Clean/Srcape/sand/paint oil pan and E-Brake Cable.
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thanks belz, ill look at it tomorrow if it aint rainin

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Mine aint working right, either.

Broke the Front cable a couple months ago, mechanic replaced it... now it's super tight, (barely can move the petal) but doesn't engage the brake at all.

I need to take it apart and look at it.

Next weekend: Clean/Srcape/sand/paint oil pan and E-Brake Cable.
I need to take mine apart and sand the drum and shoes. Pedal is tight but still no bite!


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