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Emergency brake

Just installed the new cable, but I have to mash it all the way to the floor before it will work. I mean one click above the floor and nothing. It doesn't seem to be self adjusting. There is no slack under the truck cable is taught and when I removed the brake mech I oiled everything. Ideas?
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You probably ned to adjust your drum brakes, if so equipped.
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You will have to tighten the shoes in the rear, then adjust the cable if needed.
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Just installed the new cable, but I have to mash it all the way to the floor before it will work. I mean one click above the floor and nothing. It doesn't seem to be self adjusting. There is no slack under the truck cable is taught and when I removed the brake mech I oiled everything. Ideas?
Check your brake shoes they sound worn also make sire your drums are cleaned up use some emery cloth to do this.
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sounds exactly like my truck right before i got the rear shoes replaced...now it holds the truck fine when the pedal is halfway down
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I'm an idiot. I didn't put the lower end in the keeper on the farm rail. Now it works halfway down. Thanks for the help though
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