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Old 07-20-2007, 01:43 PM
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d*** Emergency brake

well today I pushed my emergency brake in and it went about halfway down, then I heard a clunk and it just flopped the rest of the way down...now it just locks at the bottom, then if I pull the release then pull it back up, it just flops back down again...any ideas what broke/happened? or how to fix it?

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Old 07-20-2007, 01:45 PM
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didi you crawl under and check the cable? betcha it brioke
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:57 PM
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A guy I used to work with had it happen with one of our tow trucks. The brake popped and the truck rolled into a donut shop!

Luckily nobody got hurt. Apparently that was a "feature" of the mid-80s F350s.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:17 PM
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the cable snapped off the little cylinder type thing that locks it onto the emergency brake...not really sure how to fix it...guess i'll be buying a whole new cable
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:52 AM
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Mine did that a couple of years ago. I think it was more than one piece, so I didn't have to buy it from the pedal all the way back. I had one break on a chevy while I was loading a boat one time. I went swimming, but managed to save it about the time the front wheels went in the water. Last time I left the truck running and trusted the e-brake on a downslope.
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:11 PM
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Mine did that a couple of years ago. I think it was more than one piece, so I didn't have to buy it from the pedal all the way back. I had one break on a chevy while I was loading a boat one time. I went swimming, but managed to save it about the time the front wheels went in the water. Last time I left the truck running and trusted the e-brake on a downslope.

yeah...mine is 2 pieces...one piece goes from the brake down under the hood, and the other piece connects there and goes back to my rear wheels...but everywhere i've been said it'd be a week for them to order the part...and I hate waiting...so I just jap-rigged up something to hold it until it breaks again
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:19 PM
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typical you can fix that up with some vise grips and re bent that metal barrel clamp that locks them together
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:13 PM
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Cool d*** emergency cable

My truck didn't have any cables so I put new ones on.One QQQQQQQQ. Where do ya adjust the length for the pedel height.Every car /truck I've worked on for 20+ yrs has one some where,LOL.
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