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jas01dakon
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3/29/2003
00:32:48

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Lisa,

First, as you now realize most people in the Dakota community are very polite and helpful. As with most public groups, there are some azzholes who talk sh1t because they have nothing to say and probably can't get laid either. Just ignore them and remember that just because they may or may not own a Dakota does not make them special.

Next, it seems fishy that the brakes just "blew out" if they were left on for a few feet. I've left the e-brake on...intentionally and unintentionally in my 5 speed. Anyone who says they drive a five speed without using the e-brake has never learned 1)the proper way to drive a 5 speed or 2) what the e-brake is really for. Maybe that's why there are so many "blown clutch" stories related to this topic. I've never had a clutch last less than 200,000 miles, even when the vehicles was driven hard. On any vehicle I've owned.

None of the vehicles I have ever owned suffered any ill effects from having the e-brake left on. Especially some of the front drivers that I tortured in winter. Having the brakes destroyed from leaving the e-brake on sounds like a poor design or poor build quality.

I do know, from my experience with having owned 2 Dakotas that the brakes are, all around, crap. Period. They're a real weak point on the Dakota, one of a few. Before bitching to DaimlerChrysler, try a different dealer. I've spent over $100000.00 on vehicles at the dealer I use and they bend over backwards for me. Also, don't tell them you messed up...just tell them it broke and you would like it fixed.



THRASH1
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3/29/2003
01:44:05

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if you read the original post...she says that she said that she was stuck. most people know who fourwheel know that an ebrake can function as a poormans locker in this type of situation...

i have driven with mine on lots of times while for wheelin. it doesnt work to well anymore...but i just got my brakes checked and my rear are still fine..

kevin



knowing1
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3/29/2003
10:23:50

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boy jason talk about talkin sh1t I have never seen any vehicle get 200,000 on a clutch, ever, I asked my uncle who has owned a transmission shop for over 50 years what the longest anyone ever got out of a clutch anf he said to the best he could remember it was 121,000 miles and all the guy did with it was drive from northern michigan to south florida on I75 6 times a year with it. You must be a God to get that many miles from a clutch. If anyone I know leaves the e-brake on I can garantee the things will have red hot drums and pads and linings and rotors in just a few miles and be totally burned up. You talkin so much sh1t I can't see you underneith the piles you are covered with. Go back to your madeup dream world and leave the mechanicle questions to us pros. I have over 30 years working in a dealership and know you have no experience in this field just by what you have said.
You obviously have never been "laid" yet either. I'll bet you are a teenager that thinks you know it all, well in this case boy, you don't



jas01dak
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3/29/2003
16:04:08

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Hey knowing1,

Why don't you go fug yourself. Your uncle is a moron and it clearly runs in the family.

I'm 38, married 15 years with 4 children. I guess I have been laid a few times.

Just because you have the moron gene in your family doesn't mean that there aren't others in the world who are better than you.

Boy. Now go back to the wood shed with uncle daddy so he can tell you some more war stories with his pants at his ankles. Boy.



jas01dakon
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3/29/2003
16:14:26

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And learn spelling and grammar you idiotic piece of sh1t.



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12/29/2003
13:59:49

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The same thing happened to me this last weekend. I was stuck in the snow, and had my e-brake on. I was in 4Lo, and when i started taking my foot off the clutch, the e-brake cable broke, and both rear brake cylinders broke. I'm very interested in the disk brake replacement that one of you guys mentioned. Anybody have any more ideas on this?



Homer .S.
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12/29/2003
19:36:14

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Lisa

Your trucks parking brake/emergency brake was not ment for that type of abuse with (approximately) 250 ft/lbs of engine tourque.

So its as simple as this, you abused your trucks brakes now you must pay. Sorry, good luck on the warranty claim.



Homer .S.
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12/29/2003
19:50:44

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Tip when stuck!

When you get stuck in snow or mud instead of trying to find more traction with your brakes. Try controling the engines power output with your right foot and let some air out of the tires till they are nice and soft. This will help a great deal in getting more traction.

Then when and if you get out, take one of those cheap piece of crap air compressors that you can buy at walmart for like 15 bones and fill your tires back up to the safe pressure.



Danny
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12/30/2003
03:02:28

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Someone said that their e-brake doesnt hold real well on inclines. I have that same problem...It actually holds quite poorly. Hehe, probably mostly my fault though, i have left it on a few times, i'm kinda forgetful bout that. Is there any way to get this tightened back up, do-it-myself or not? Thanks much



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12/31/2003
03:21:54

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is this one dead?




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