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post #1 of 4 Old 06-18-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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e-brake keeps dragging

How do I get the e-brake to quit dragging? I have rebuilt both sides, new disks, calipers, pads, e-brake shoes, new springs and other e-brake hardware, and on the side that drags the second (rear) cable. It does not drag all the time, but every now and again it will, and she gets HOT! I have the adjustment totally backed off, and in the shop it rotates without dragging (but of course). Any ideas of what to do or look for next??

It is an 2001 F350 Super Duty 4x4, single rear wheels.
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I would replace the cable. It's probably corroded and not sliding back all the way.

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Also check for kinks, common on the T to axle cable


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The front cable and the other rear cable seem to move quite freely, but I'll double check. Pulled the disk/drum off today and could see where the brake shoe was rubbing (not much) so filed it down a bit. Took it for a 20km drive and so far ok (but that means nothing, yesterday went 300km no problem, but on the return trip is when it got hot.
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