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Old 05-31-2005, 07:30 PM
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Arrrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh!

Well before when I first bought my baby, (88' bronco II) The e brake was not working. I had to use embarrasing wheel chocks when it sat in my driveway. After having to adjust the rear shoes because I had to pry off the freaking drums, I managed to free up the e brake. But when I went to drive it yesterday, it felt like they were dragging and it didn't feel right when it "released". So the shoes were dragging so bad I could smell the brakes burning. I need to have this working in order to pass inspection! I don't like leaving it in gear and chocking the wheels, so please help!

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Old 05-31-2005, 07:39 PM
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Probably a rusted cable, it won't release under spring pressure. After 15 years it's not surprising. Replacement may fix it, you may have some other parts back there rusted enough to replace also when you look.....
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Old 06-01-2005, 09:31 AM
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Actually, wiggling all of the cables around led me to discover that the two rear cables are frozen. The front one I can easily pull on and get a little slack from it. The rear ones don't even move. I am going to buy new rear cables and contact my good mechanic friend to see if he can install and adjust the new cables. I don't want a garage to do it because I would have to pay for towing both ways (It's not registered yet) ,pay for instalation labor, and adjustment. I can have my friend do it and he'll take $50 to do it.
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:09 PM
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Ever think of trying to do it yourself? the cables are pretty easy to replace and since its not registered you dont have to worry about having it on the road right away so take your time and have at 'er! you gotta learn some how right?

BTW driving around without insurance is bad dont get caught
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:49 PM
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drivin with out insurance for a little while ain't that bad just don't do anything stupid at all and if you see a cop slow down to 10mph under the speed limit and turn off the road if he follows you and i don't blame you i've been workin on my drum brakes for about a month and can't seem to get the adjusted right so the car doesn't pull left or right or lock up the back wheels really easy
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Old 06-01-2005, 06:40 PM
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yea man replace them yourself Alot cheaper and gain knowledge.....you just do the opposite of what you do to get them off....Its pretty simple actually, if you think you might forget take pics or jot down some notes on a piece of paper to help you remember.
Most of this stuff is simple, turn bolts hit stuff cuss fart get frustrated then have at it again...as long as you dont break nothing removing, if you cant get it back together you can always take it in to someone when you fail. Gotta learn somehow

I wouldnt slow down 10mph under speed limit then dart off onto a side road....that will cause serious attention. most cops look for signs of weakness/paranoia......
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:24 PM
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Springy!!!!!!

I know where cops like to hide, especially around where I live. Actually I discovered when I got home, that the cables are fine. The return spring is bad. Ok. 2 days ago, with the trans and transfer case in neutral, I could roll it backwards, but a loud squeak was coming from the drums and it was very hard to push it. Today when I was monkeying with the cables some more, I noticed the return spring was very loose, even with the brake engaged. When I pulled the release, I yanked on the front cable a little. Then I heard a "pop" noise come from the rear brakes. So removed the wheel chock, got in, put the trans and transfer case in neutral, and guess what? It rolled freely without pushing it! No squeaks or anything! When released, the spring is too old and weak to fully retract the cables. So I will replace the spring, and see how everything goes.
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Old 06-01-2005, 09:36 PM
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as far as driving without insurance or any of the other requirements. think about it this way... what are you gonna have to pay if & when you get caught what if something happens ...oh i dont know maybe break failure and you hurt someone or what if a drunk runs into you and you have no insurance then your both going down
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go to jail do not pass go do not collect $200.
that is part of the responsibility of owning and operating a motor vehicle in modern society

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Old 06-02-2005, 08:47 PM
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driving with no insuarnce around here costs $2500 i believe, well if you get caught lol. i admit i drove with no insaruce but it was just to get a car home after i buy one. yah with the good ol trailer plate yah that was stupid

i also agree with 1Fast65Elky, you drive slow your going to get attention. just follow the laws and drive normaly. only Grandmas drive slow, or for the most of them lol
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Old 06-03-2005, 09:14 AM
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Not were I liv Willis!

My home is located on a circle which has two access roads. The first one leads to a differant circle as well. I've only driven it around here. I wouldn't even think about driving it on a REAL road. Besides, cops never come around where I live. Plus I'm sneaky.
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