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27424Re: [classicrv] parking brake cable.

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  • JerryK
    May 1 9:38 PM
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      I 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.

      betnden@... wrote:
      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@...>
      To: <classicrv@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      > 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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