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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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The parking brake on my 00' f-250 will not hold.I Checked the pads on both sides,and they are fine.I also cheked the adjustment,but I didn't see any way to adjust it.Could it be possible that the cable is stretched?The truck is a stick,and parked on a slightly inclined driveway so it is prolly still a good idea to use a wheel chock anyways,but I would like to have the parking brake for hooking up the camper parked in the same driveway.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-23-2010, 12:23 AM
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Re: parking brake

Mine does the same thing, there is a toothed roller on the bottom inside of the parking brake turn it one way it tightens, other it loosens. I jack the back of the truck up, adjust the brake till I cant turn the tire then back off two full turns. It doesn't last very long though but I don't want the drag of them rubbing all the time. Wheel Chocks would be a good idea.

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Re: parking brake

Parking brake is a set of little drum brakes inside the center of the rotor. A lot like the Corvette parking brake setup (they were the first ones I saw doing it anyway). Parking brake is the correct term, this thing is in no way an Emergency brake.

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Re: parking brake

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Parking brake is a set of little drum brakes inside the center of the rotor. A lot like the Corvette parking brake setup (they were the first ones I saw doing it anyway). Parking brake is the correct term, this thing is in no way an Emergency brake.
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I use mine to keep the truck planted when I'm hooking up a trailer; the parking pawl in the trans always lets it roll too far in either direction..

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Re: parking brake

So i had to take off the rotor to get access to the parking brake adjustment thingy (star type thing). I couldnt get it to adjust with my brake tool from the outside. i was doing a rear brake job so i just adjusted the parking brake shoes while everything was off and now they engage correctly.
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Re: parking brake

I had to custom bend a tool for mine.

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I had to custom bend a tool for mine.
Custom = torch and vise???

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Re: parking brake

I used a flat screwdriver to adjust mine but Ive done it with the wheel off as well.

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Re: parking brake

Mine sucks also. I drive around with a wheel chock on the floor in the back. I adjust mine with a screw driver and after a while it sucks again.

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