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Need some help quick was letting my truck warm up today and it started rolling itself outta the drveway, i have a manual and my brake wont hold unless its all the way to the floor, can you put it in reverse and keep pressing the brake to reset it? or will I need to do a brake job on her? I need to get this done because I might not be able to catch her next time?
 

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Not sure, heres a bump for ya though. Ive noticed that like none of these trucks have a working ebrake. I managed to get one that works albeit one side.
 

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thanks for the bump, heres another
 

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bump again
 

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any help please
 

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not sure if this will help or not but....i just picked up a 99 f-250. my ebrake wasn't working. i crawled under the rear and adjusted the parking brakes. if ya look on the inside of the back of your wheel/drum....you'll see and oval shaped rubber plug (provided the plug is still there!) anyway...remove the plug and inside there will be a 'star' nut thingy lol grap yourself a flat head screwdriver and tighten that nut. repeat for opposite side. my parking brake is working just peachy now...
hope this helps!
 

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yea it does help ill go out there now and check it out
 

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should the plug be on top bottom or side?
 

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was on the bottom side of my driver side and top of passenger for my truck....if ya give me a couple of minutes i'll get you some pics...ok? be right back
 

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cool thanks.
 

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cool thanks
 

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do exactly did you tighten that thing? I couldnt find a way for the life of me to tighten that thing.
 

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do exactly did you tighten that thing? I couldnt find a way for the life of me to tighten that thing.

the nut in there is "star" shaped....i used a flathead screwdriver. got to stick the screwdriver head into the 'v' and spin it that way. won't take many turns to tighten....

when you look into the oval opening....you're looking at the side of the 'star' shaped nut....

help any? don't know how else to explain it????

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Tomorrow when I get a skinnier screwdriver I'll try again.
 

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the nut in there is "star" shaped....i used a flathead screwdriver. got to stick the screwdriver head into the 'v' and spin it that way. won't take many turns to tighten....

when you look into the oval opening....you're looking at the side of the 'star' shaped nut....

help any? don't know how else to explain it????

:dunno:

and "tighten" is a bad word to use also. i should have said "adjust". you want to tighten that nut, but you shouldn't expect to turn it to a point that it won't turn anymore....feelin me?

just give each side a few turns and then try your parking brake to see if it holds any better......
 

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not sure, but i think there is a special wrench that fits that star shaped thingy. i think auto zone has them in their loan a tool program.
 

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when you sipn the tire do you spin it clockwise from inside the tire or outside the tire?
 
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