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Biscuitsjam 06-11-2020 06:57 PM

Help! Parking brake stuck!
I haven't driven my bus since driving Alaska to Georgia in February. I never washed salt off my undercarriage and now my parking brake is stuck and won't disengage. What should I do?

Oscar1 06-12-2020 06:01 AM

Often enough rust can develope on the drums when sitting for a long period of time to cause them to stick. Block the wheels and if you're comfortable doing so you can back off the slack adjusters and hammer on the drums a bit, this might be enough to free them up. You are sure you have enough air pressure to overcome the spring brake?

Johnny Mullet 06-12-2020 06:11 AM

I agree. Rusted brake lining to the drums. Build air, release brakes, and beat drums with a big hammer.

Biscuitsjam 06-12-2020 08:38 AM

I rocked back and forth until it broke free.

Oscar1 06-12-2020 09:05 AM


Originally Posted by Biscuitsjam (Post 391659)
I rocked back and forth until it broke free.

Take her for a little cruise and lightly ride the brakes a bit to clean them up. :thumb:

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