My truck got a new parking brake and parking brake pedal because the pedal got bended by pushing it too hard.
I get the idea that the parking brake starts to bite too soon. By that I mean that I think that I should be able to push the pedal deeper before the brake starts to do its work.
Because it starts to brake so soon, I think that's the reason why the 1st pedal got bended, because ... don't know how to say, but ... the pedal didn't get over its weak point before tension came onto it. (do you know what I mean by that?)
When I release the parking brake, it's really released completely, so it doesn't keep braking once released.
Is it possible to release some of the tension in the cable so the pedal can be pushed a bit deeper before engaging completely?
ps At the shop they told me it was normal, but I do have to say that they have very little experience with powerstrokes, so I don't completely trust them... The problem is that I can't go anywhere else since the 1st expert lives about 3400 miles from here.
EDIT: I've just measured how deep I can push the pedal without forcing it and that's only 2.5 inches. What I've also noticed is that when the parking brake is released, I can pull the cable and see something moving under the pedal. I assume that's an automatic cable tensioner? Could it be that my cable tensioner is already at the far end of its adjustment while it should be at the front end of the adjustment range with new parking brakes?