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Ebrake release not holding
#1358019 Fri May 01 2020 01:41 AM
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I finally got the Ebrake all put together in my 49 3600. The brake itself holds fine, but the pedal doesn't stay down unless I'm pushing in on the release handle. As soon as I let go the pedal pops right to the top. How is this thing supposed to work? I'm starting to think I'm missing a part somewhere or something... Help!


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If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's an electrical problem
Re: Ebrake release not holding
Southtowns27 #1358043 Fri May 01 2020 03:49 AM
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Do you have the spring in place that goes around the pedal link and underneath the release lever to keep the release handle down? If you have a shop manual, check page 5-6.


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Re: Ebrake release not holding
Southtowns27 #1358127 Fri May 01 2020 06:21 PM
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Yes, that spring is in place


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70 Tucker Sno-Cat 442-A
96 Dodge 3500 Cummins dually flatbed x-cab 4x4
06 Jeep Wrangler LJ rock crawler
If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's an electrical problem
Re: Ebrake release not holding
Southtowns27 #1358132 Fri May 01 2020 06:31 PM
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Possibly the hole in the release bar is worn. A sharp edged hole would be more effective at grabbing the pedal link.


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Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Ebrake release not holding
Southtowns27 #1358157 Fri May 01 2020 09:28 PM
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Hmmm... I'll have to take a closer look at it. I wonder if just sharpening up the edges a bit will do the trick


49 Chevy 3600 Restoration project
48 International KB-1 Service Truck
55 Willys CJ5 - Chevy 331 powered
70 Tucker Sno-Cat 442-A
96 Dodge 3500 Cummins dually flatbed x-cab 4x4
06 Jeep Wrangler LJ rock crawler
If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's an electrical problem
Re: Ebrake release not holding
Southtowns27 #1358160 Fri May 01 2020 09:40 PM
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On occasion I had to put a little more angle on the lock bar where the round shaft goes through so it gets a better bite.


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Re: Ebrake release not holding
Southtowns27 #1358175 Sat May 02 2020 01:15 AM
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southtowns 27--Make sure the lock bar has no paint or rust--I had to sand mine--then it worked fine--Bill

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Southtowns27 #1358179 Sat May 02 2020 01:30 AM
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Make sure there is no floor mat, or jute, or carpet wadded up under the lock bar, preventing the spring from doing its job.


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