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brake lever rattle?
#1375537 Tue Sep 01 2020 10:33 PM
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63 GMC 2500 series, 305e, 4 speed with trans brake. The problem is the brake release handle rattles at cruise speeds more often than enough. And is driving me crazy!!! Its actually in the handle and will go away if i squeeze it even know its not applied. So i figured it has to be the rod that goes through the handle to the release paw. Heres what i did so far. Now mind you this has been a thing for a few months now and im tired of "rigging" it , if you know what I mean. Ive put a bigger washer and o-ring on the handle at the pivot point where it attaches to the trans to tighten it up. Ive tightened up the shoe adjustment, to the point it got atad toasty. Ive loosened it up to the point that it dont hold till about the last click. Ive put a carb like spring from the rod and clipped it to the transmission at the bottom of the handle where the rod is accessible. Let me also say that every time I do something, the problem changes, but never goes away. I would really like to fix this issue the right way, but not having any luck. Any ideas? Thanks

Re: brake lever rattle?
glenns towing #1375562 Wed Sep 02 2020 03:16 AM
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Hy glenns towing, what about some felt washers that need to be compressed a bit to install at the handle and at the transmission end, something like the material that used to be put on battery terminals, hope that helps.

Re: brake lever rattle?
glenns towing #1375611 Wed Sep 02 2020 03:45 PM
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Thats what i kinda did with the bigger washer and an o-ring. Maybe the felts might work better. Thanks

Re: brake lever rattle?
glenns towing #1375637 Wed Sep 02 2020 08:23 PM
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And to tell ya the truth, the handle itself seems to be firmly in place. Is there some way to tighten up the release rod. By the way, driving today it was actually quiet. Tomorrow im sure it be different.

Re: brake lever rattle?
glenns towing #1375960 Fri Sep 04 2020 09:30 PM
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Don't laugh, but it just popped in my head. Strap a bunge cord to it. grin

John


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Re: brake lever rattle?
glenns towing #1375982 Sat Sep 05 2020 01:16 AM
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too late. I laughed...lol. grin but not that it aint an option.


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