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Old 03-04-2013, 04:56 PM
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Default Quick fix for stuck parking brake

Ok guys I've searched and found a lot of threads on the subject but I have a bit of a unique situation. I have a 2005 xlt 4x4 4.0L. Auto.

I believe the parking brake is stuck on one (drivers) side. I can drive it but barely, and the drum is smoking after I park it. I've tried pulling back the cable housing and spraying it with pb blaster, beating the back of the brake with a rubber mallet and yanking the cable back and forth. Can't get it.

Here's the deal, my grandpas in the hospital so I need to be able to go tomorrow if I need to. Is there a quick easy fix for this? If there's a thread for this please provide a link to it, all I have is the phone app and its hard to search. Otherwise please tell me with as much info as possible what to do.

If there's not a quick fix let me know my other options please. This couldn't have happened at a worse time.

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:23 PM
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: Quick fix for stuck parking brake

pull the little cover off the back at the 6 o clock position...get in there with 2 screw drivers and turn the star wheel back and back the shoes off
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:28 PM
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pull the little cover off the back at the 6 o clock position...get in there with 2 screw drivers and turn the star wheel back and back the shoes off
Omg thank you ill try this

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:30 PM
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youll have to use a small one to hold the pawl out away from the wheel and turn the wheel i think counter clockwise
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:34 PM
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The wheel? So I need the truck jacked up? Or a wheel in the brake drum? Sorry I have no idea on anything as far as drum brakes go.

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Quick fix for stuck parking brake

theres a little star wheel in the bottom of the drum...that is the self adjusting wheel
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:40 PM
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theres a little star wheel in the bottom of the drum...that is the self adjusting wheel
Oh ok I see. Alright. Ill do this. Is this something that ill need to fix right in the long run? Or will it be ok to leave like that? I never use the parking brake for this reason so if it doesn't work that's fine as long as everything else works

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:41 PM
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fix it right when you can...because that adjuster wheel is what keeps the rear brakes tight
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:41 PM
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fix it right when you can...because that adjuster wheel is what keeps the rear brakes tight
Ok makes sense. Thanks a lot!

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:06 PM
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Just got the wheel off and saw this hose disconnected? Wtf is it and what does it go to?

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:06 PM
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Just got the wheel off and saw this hose disconnected? Wtf is it and what does it go to?

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thats the vent tube for the rear end
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:09 PM
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thats the vent tube for the rear end
So is it supposed to be like that?

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:12 PM
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yep
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:53 PM
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Ok good. And I just pulled the drum and hit the parking brake back with a screwdriver and that fixed it..

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