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Forestman2
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6/20/2005
21:30:58

Subject: Rear brakes
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We have a 1989 Dakota with parking brake problems. Anytime the parking brake is engaged, it bottoms out and does not apply any brake pressure at all.

Reviewing the Hayes Service Manual, I suspect that we are missing some pieces from the braking system, I have replaced both of the wheel cables and the cable for the parking brake pedal in the cab.

We have ten inch drums on the truck. I suspect the pieces missing are called the anti-rattle spring and the strut that goes from the parking brake lever inside the rear drums.

Can anyone tell me if my suspicion is correct or is there a page where I can go and look at the system that someone knows about.

The hayes manual really doesn't cover the 10 inch drum system, so I would appreciate if anyone could help me in this regards.



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6/23/2005
19:48:52

RE: Rear brakes
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The strut is what engages the brake shoe against the drum when the parking brake is applied.If it isn't there,you need to get one.Go to NAPA or any parts store to get one.




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6/23/2005
20:08:12

RE: Rear brakes
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You won't know til you pull the drums, so do that before buying any part.



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6/24/2005
06:03:02

RE: Rear brakes
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I have a kinda similar problem. When i apply my parking break, it works, but when i release it, the light does not go off. I have a 95. Someone told me that I might just needed to adjust the cable, not sure how to do that. Any ideas what the problem is?

- Dan M



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6/24/2005
10:24:40

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same thing in my truck. I guess it's common on dodge trucks I got a rubber band holding the pedal up so the light goes off. Not a good fix but works.



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