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Old 03-19-2016, 07:11 PM   #1
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Emergency Brake Adjustment

I have a 2005 36'FD 2s - My Emergency Brake doesn't hold when I
am stopped in Drive, with Brake applied it keeps creeping forward.
Does anyone know the proper way to adjust the Brake?
Any help would be appreciated.
Also, I have never been able to find the amp meter gauge anywhere
on the dash board. Can anyone tell me where it is located?

Thanks,

James Sinsel
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:00 PM   #2
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Often the parking brake can be adjusted where it is applied. I'm not familiar with what type of brake you have, but if you look at where it 'clamps' or presses on a drum or rotor you'll find an adjustment nut. It might also be an adjustment in the cable that applies the shoes or pads.

You might not have an amp meter on the dashboard, often the measure of the charging system is displayed in volts.
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:12 PM   #3
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Alpines have a brake-shoe and drum assembly on the drive shaft [just behind tranny] to apply parking brake. A cable with threaded adjustment is use to apply brake. Some Alpines have a problem with the cable's idler pully being out of position, so adjustment may not be possible--need new/shorter cable or have pully repositioned.
PS--no OEM meter for chassis amps on Alpines that I know of.....
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:45 AM   #4
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Regarding the ammeter...ours is in the odometer window. Not sure if you have the same dash gauges as ours.
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:06 AM   #5
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Smile Alpine parking brake adjustment

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I have a 2005 36'FD 2s - My Emergency Brake doesn't hold when I
am stopped in Drive, with Brake applied it keeps creeping forward.
Does anyone know the proper way to adjust the Brake?
Any help would be appreciated.
Also, I have never been able to find the amp meter gauge anywhere
on the dash board. Can anyone tell me where it is located?

Thanks,

James Sinsel
As described by OldScout, you may find attached pics useful in showing the adjustment arrangement of the cable / yoke assembly that operates the brake shoe motion lever (I recently pulled the drum partially off the shoes to inspect for wear, etc. on my 34' Alpine). Note that the periodic maintenance chart in the OM calls for a "min of 0.020 inch" clearance with the PB released.
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This is to confirm with Old Scout, there is no ammeter but there is a voltmeter in the small digital display in bottom of the speedometer.
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