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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Parking Brake Pedal Goes to Floor

Hey guys,

When I apply the parking brake, the pedal usually goes to the floor. I can release and apply the pedal and after 2-3 tries it usually grabs. When it grabs it engages immediately and holds tight.

In my searches I've seen people recommend changing the backing plates at each wheel because they're rusted out, and I've also seen people point toward the pedal assembly saying the cable is slipping thru a pawl.

Anybody have this issue and what solved it for you?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 07:24 PM
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Re: Parking Brake Pedal Goes to Floor

They need to be adjusted.
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Re: Parking Brake Pedal Goes to Floor

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They need to be adjusted.
Nah, really???

Wow thanks. Read the post next time, not just the title


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Re: Parking Brake Pedal Goes to Floor

Wow, post #2 and you already have attitude? Most people wait until at least 4-5.. lol

Did you do a visual inspection? It might be worth a shot to have a brake shop give you an estimate to see if you even want to mess with it.

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Re: Parking Brake Pedal Goes to Floor

Did you actually find that response helpful?

If so then my apologies for poopooing all that insight.

I guess a really detailed analysis would something like "broken part needs fixed, then parking brake needs adjusted"



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Wow, post #2 and you already have attitude? Most people wait until at least 4-5.. lol

Did you do a visual inspection? It might be worth a shot to have a brake shop give you an estimate to see if you even want to mess with it.
I never wait until post 4...

Check you parking brake (in cab) assembly. The cable rides on a "wheel" which is really two pieces of sheet metal welded together. I bet they have separated and when you apply the brakes the cable slips into the gap. If i push mine down too hard it will separate the plates and stick on. Since it does eventually work i bet it is the pedal assembly and nothing under the truck.
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Re: Parking Brake Pedal Goes to Floor

good call I was scrolling down to post the same and you had it covered

definitely the pedal actuator since it does grab and work eventually it eliminates all other items

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