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Old 10-10-2010, 10:10 AM
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Parking brake question. Cable under leaf??

Read a couple threads about bad design for Parking brake, which I need. Brake doesn't hold and light doesn't go on. The pedal does pull the cable and compress the spring so I was going to try to tighten the star that people refer to. I can't find it though. Any instruction on what this is??

Also, my cable is routed under the leaf spring and it is makes the leaf spring touch it!! There is a black rubber sleeve that shows wear. Is this the stock config or did previous owner do this? Where should it be routed??
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The adjusting stars are under little oval rubber plugs in the backing plate under the axle tube. Also my cable is under my spring, been that way it's whole life.
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theres a single connector wire that plugs into the pedal assembly theres prob a reason why its not hook up. the reason for mine is that when i release the parking brake, the light never goes off, cause the rubber that hits the switch is missing
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Well I found the oval plug and there is nothing behind it??

Also, to second responder, the pedal actually does move the cable. What connector am I l looking for??
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ye i know it does, but there a button the pedel press up aginist when its released..my ebrake doesnt work.. but i always set it.. and i end up driving with it on.. so i think i should fix the pedal light.. ill take some pics, the last picture is were u adjust ur parking brake cable, theres a star thing inside that hole u rotate. jack the truck up to have both rear tires in the air, adjust untill the tires rotate with drag, then back it off 1 or 2 clicks



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Great thanks. So I need to check that connector and maybe replace. That hole is what I was looking at. So I will jack up both tires and spin the tire until i see the star. Rotate until tight, then back of 2 clicks. Thanks!
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Great thanks. So I need to check that connector and maybe replace. That hole is what I was looking at. So I will jack up both tires and spin the tire until i see the star. Rotate until tight, then back of 2 clicks. Thanks!
as u can see the "rubber boot" doesnt even come close to hitting the switch with my brake is all the way up, thats why i have mine connected.

and the star is stationary. u jack the tires up to spin then and check the ebrake pads drag.
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