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ice frozen parking brake

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Old 01-14-2012
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ice frozen parking brake

my parking brake stuck today. it some times does this but this was the worst its ever done. i had it one for 5 mins just to warm my truck up. when i went to leave truck wouldnt move when the brake was off. usualy just give a lil gas and it brakes free. today i had to lock the 4x4 and rock it back in forth in first and revese. i could only imagine what this is doing to my clutch and gears and stuff. any way to prevent this? also i think my cable needs replaced. the pedel gets smashed to the floor and it still some times wont hold the vehcal and theres not more ajustment
 
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Old 01-14-2012
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sounds like you need the shoes replaced...before i had mine done the pedal would be against the floor and it would barely hold my truck....and ive had to switch into 4wd to release the parking brake a couple times..replace the rear shoes/hardware and lube any moving parts
 
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Old 01-14-2012
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Rear brakes may be out of adjustment also. I use my parking brake all the time, I've never had an issue. On my other truck I use it intermittently and that seems to cause issues.
 
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