Re: E-brake issue
Originally Posted by zicarias
My parking brake has to be jammed down all the way into the floor for it to hold my truck and on any sort of slight incline, that won't even do it. Apparently the parking brake has no manual adjustment along the cable anywhere and is "self-adjusting". I'm pretty sure it utilizes the same drums as the rear brakes, so I'm wondering if the rear brakes just need adjusting and maybe that would correct the parking brake problem?
The regular brakes work great, theyre not squishy and dont go all the way to the floor, its just the parking brake (rear drums).
The trucks in the shop right now for something else and I had them take a look at the rear adjustment and they're saying I need new boots and some other innards for the rear brakes but I'm still skeptical.
Also, I realize I could leave it in gear or haul around blocks for my tires but I'm not interested in finding a work around - just a solution for a non working parking brake
I think you mean you need ne brake "shoes" not "boots.....even with the shoes worn if the brakes are adjusted correctly and the cable is not stretched the ebrake should work........I would have them adust the back brakes. if that does not work then you might think about putting in new ebrake cables...I did my front one....a total PITA.......I have a thread with pics around here somewhere.....
here is the link for the ebrake cable. You might be able to just replace the intermediate and back ebrake cables they are easy. that might help withthe slack...... I have pics at post #18 http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...853#post829853
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