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Old 09-02-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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parking breaks

I have a converted 1987 Ford
Hydro assist brakes
Parking brake seems to be dragging
Some sort of switch on tee fitting separating both parking brake cylinders on the rear axel has a wire broken off the switch. Unable to reattach as tag on the switch broken off.
What is this switch called and what does it do?
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:41 AM   #2
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It, probably attached at the pressure differential valve and
called a brake warning switch. It will illuminate a lamp in the
instrument cluster that says Brake. To be sure you can ground
the wire with a fused lead (just for safety)and see if the dash
lite comes on, with the key on of course.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:55 AM   #3
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You likely have the lucas-girling brakes that ford used. I would Google that system and read up on it.

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Old 09-02-2015, 11:41 AM   #4
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is it a big bus or a mini van type?
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