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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Emergency Brake Help

Anybody had this problem or have any suggestions. I have tightened the adjustment at the lever and it pulls up as if it is tight but the e-brake has no holding power. Rear shoes are a few years old but should be ok. I wondered if I need to adjust at the drums? <font color="black"> </font color>
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Re: Emergency Brake Help

The pins that hold the pivots that actuate the brakes are rusted in place. Disassemble the rear brakes, one at a time, and free up the pivot points, all will be well.
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Re: Emergency Brake Help

This is the spot. Jim
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Re: Emergency Brake Help

Thanks for the help I just pulled off the drums and it appears I haven't had much rear braking, emergency or otherwise for a while. Main springs were off on both sides, shoes worn down, time for a rear brake overhaul. Thanks to a 95:1 crawl ratio I haven't had to use the brakes much off road, but the emergency brake would be handy so I can leave it running out of gear.
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Re: Emergency Brake Help

I had this same problem last year. I had to do what was shown to you in the picture, but also the place where the cable connects was frozen up on mine. I had that arm freed up so much it flipped around like it was on ball bearings, but it was still wimpy. I had to get behind the backing plates after doing a whole brake job and loosen up that part, too. Even with that, and spraying it liberally with PB Blaster and then white lube, I found it all crusted up again this fall.

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