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Old 03-14-2010, 12:32 PM
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i turned my emergency break on while sitting and then took it off and my truck wont go now. it will go in reverse but not forward. i cant move my truck. the parking brake light is off and everything but when i try to go it feels like the break are on. ive tried everything!!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:38 PM
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take a hammer and tap the back of the drums. the brake froze up. tapping it will release it.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:40 PM
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are you sure and its not that bad of a problem. and why can i go in reverse though???
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:43 PM
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Ya it is probably hung up

And you dont need to make 3 threads with the same thing
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:43 PM
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well my truck is in the middle of the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:44 PM
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the way the brakes clamp, they hold tighter going forward than they do reverse. mine used to do it all the time, explorer rear ftw. no more problems.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:44 PM
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the way the brakes clamp, they hold tighter going forward than they do reverse. mine used to do it all the time, explorer rear ftw. no more problems.
so did you just hit them or what to fix problem?
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:47 PM
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yeah, i just tapped them with a hammer. then swapped to the ex rear and haven't had the problem since.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:52 PM
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yeah, i just tapped them with a hammer. then swapped to the ex rear and haven't had the problem since.
both front brake (i think shoes)???????? inward with the hammer?
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:56 PM
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no, the rear axle. that's where your e-brake runs. lay under the back of the truck, and tap the backside of the brakes. don't hit it hard, just a few light blows
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:03 PM
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dont try to drive your car forward for 1 i had this same problem, and tried to drive it up to the shop, 2 miles from my house, and it ruined my brakes. tap the brakes like everyone said, and dont use your PB any more, i took my cable out all together
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:14 PM
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me and my dad went to work on it. we took off tire/rim. then hammered the hub off but it was so hard to get off because the back brakes were pushing and holding it on. we couldnt fix it. the brake line moves when you push the break and it moves when you push in the ebrake. but the ebrake wont move the mechanism inside the hub but the regular brake does?????????
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:41 PM
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Please be smart enough to put the truck in PARK or block the tires before you crawl under there with a BFH. It could be your cables, but probably the spring inside the drum either mounted wrong or broke. If the park brake is applied you will not get the drum off until you back the brakes off with the star wheel. good luck
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:53 PM
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NOT to Sound like a dick.....BUT! This guy needs the help of a professional if he does not know what axle the E Bakes are on, OR what to do in a dilemma like this. Best advice is to call a pro before he hurts his truck or worse...... himself.
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