From digest.v7.n317 Mon Sep 22 23:38:39 1997
From: Sir Thomas Toad <badfrog_at_internetx.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 20:42:25 -0400
Subject: re: sticking emergency brake
When an emergency brake (parking brake) sticks it usually ends
up being caused by corrosion in the jacket that the cable slides
through. Of course moisture is the culprit. Most people find this
problem when they don't use the brake enough. The only simple cure may
not be the easiest cure.
Check and see if the cable is jacketed with a plastic covering,
if it is you may try injecting lubricant (liquid wrench) in any openings
that are available, but be careful as not to allow any to get inside the
brake drums. it the cable is not jacketed with plastic but only wrapped
in banded steel thae you can soak the entire cable housing with liquid
wrench from the outside as well as through any available openings. After
setting for 15 minutes exercise the cable and as necessary re-soak the
cable until you are satisfied with the operation.
The only safest cure is to replace the cable and housing.
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