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Apr 28th, 2012 at 3:06am

Theo the Venlonaar   Offline
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Having trouble adjusting the emergency brake. All new stainles steel, also a new cable(rear).
It doesn't work smoothly and I can't get tension on the cable.
This is the only problem to go, together with the pitman arm.
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 28th, 2012 at 3:43am

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Did you look a the ER break shoes & the drum? If that's all OK then the easiest fix is to move & re-weld the brackets that are attached to the trailing arm to get the proper tension. If you do this I would suggest re welding them on the top so if you decide to go top a larger tire in the future in won't hit the tire.
Alan Smiley

You could always do what I did ...still works great
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Reply #2 - Apr 28th, 2012 at 1:00pm

Theo the Venlonaar   Offline
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Alan,
I rewelded the brackets an inch or so into the front direction. Damn, I had to do some finishing touch because they came close to the tires, just like the mickey mouse clamps. Maybe buy spacers to put the wheels more outside (in the future, if needed.)
Anyway, there's tension on the cable and it seems to be o.k. now.
 
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Reply #3 - Apr 28th, 2012 at 1:37pm

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Don't use spacers...not a good idea. Plent of talks about it on the forum. Good that they're working now.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #4 - Apr 28th, 2012 at 1:45pm
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68-73 wrote on Apr 28th, 2012 at 1:37pm:
Don't use spacers...not a good idea.

Agreed.  Never use spacers!!  Too many bad things can happen with them.

Dale
 
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Reply #5 - Apr 29th, 2012 at 10:57am
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The bracket on the trailing arm seemed ok on mine, it was the brackets on the frame that were causing the cable to touch the tires. I was able to unbolt mine and move them in closer to the middle. it had sheet metal screws so I just drilled one new hole on each side and used the existing inner hole which became the outside hole. The passengers side was easy but on the drivers side, the ground for the battery was right there so that was in the way a bit. I still need to adjust my e brake cable now but at least I got the cable off of the tires and I was able to remove the washers I was using as spacers.

Good to hear you are still making progress Theo.

Charlie
 
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