27424Re: [classicrv] parking brake cable.
- May 1 9:38 PMI remember my Dad telling me to make a decision, either use your parking/emergency brake all the time or don't use it at all. Meaning: If you don't use it all the time it will rust and stick/seize when you eventually do use it, and cause you brakes to drag.
I went through the brake cable thing on mine because I couldn't find a
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" <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 <janet_t_louiselle@...> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
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