27422Re: [classicrv] parking brake cable.
- May 1, 2007I looked everywhere and couldn't find it, new or used. I ended up
buying the whole unit, drum, cable and all, just to get the cable. As
it turns out, the brake shoes were shot, anyway, so it wasn't such a
bad idea and now I have extra parts. I got it from RV Doctor George
in Sacramento, CA. 916-927-7837 or doc@... The whole
unit cost me $105, including shipping.
At 04:58 PM 05/01/2007, you wrote:
>I went through the brake cable thing on mine because I couldn't find a[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>replacement or found one for too much money, they are expensive! I soaked,
>pushed pulled, and it still wouldn't turn loose. I even put it in a long
>piece of capped pvc pipe full of solvent and it still wouldn't free up. I
>finally gave up and ordered one and it works just fine, after lots of
>headaches. So, my advice is: Go out and get a new one!
>Dennis in Eastexas
>"It's not Rocket Surgery"
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "bob dobalina" <<mailto:looneybin840%40yahoo.com>looneybin840@...>
>Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 11:59 AM
>Subject: Re: [classicrv] parking brake cable.
> > Damn the brake cables, before pulling it to soak it try Marval Mystery
> > Oil, Just disconnect the highest point and flush it in (so it soaks
> > downward) and if that doesn't work get a drive line brake drum instead of
> > a cable, works much better!
> > Good luck and have a great day!!!
> > JANET LOUISELLE
> > We have a 1980 Dodge Country Squire m400 and have redone the brakes
> > ourselves. But have run into a blank wall as to the parking brake cable.
> > It is frozen up solid and no amount of WD-40 and banging it has helped.
> > I can't seem to find any place that supplies them including Alretta
> > truck parts in Mass. which has just about everything else.
> > The only thing I can think of is to completely take it off and try to
> > soak it in penetrating oil for a week or so then see if I can loose it.
> > But then I don't know if structurally it would still be trustworthy seeing
> > as I can't inspect the condition of the cable as it is inside of the
> > sheath.
> > Any suggestions?
> > I spent several weeks last year crawling under the frame doing the brake
> > lines and hate the thought of going through it again but I can't keep
> > using wheel chocks alone.
> > thanks.
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