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Old 09-22-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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Brake pedal sticking

Greetings Happy Campers.
My trusty 2004 National Dolphin 34' is harassing me again. This time the brake pedal fails to retract completely leaving about 1 inch that needs to be lifted or the brake lights stay on.
I'm just a wee bit large to get under the dash to see if the brake light switch may have shifted positions and raised up to far.
Wondering if any kind hearted souls out there may have a solution for me. If so I would be very grateful. Thanks Guys and Girls.

A side note to Dolphin owners. Any rain at all would cause the water to intrude over the work station on the right side. Up on the roof to my amazement I found the front end cap had a gap where it mated to the body. ALL the screws had rusted out. Turns out the factory workers when installing the front cap used regular DRYWALL screws. I know it wasn't done after leaving the factory because I bought the coach 4 weeks after completion. Just a heads up.
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Greetings Happy Campers.
My trusty 2004 National Dolphin 34' is harassing me again. This time the brake pedal fails to retract completely leaving about 1 inch that needs to be lifted or the brake lights stay on.
I'm just a wee bit large to get under the dash to see if the brake light switch may have shifted positions and raised up to far.
Wondering if any kind hearted souls out there may have a solution for me. If so I would be very grateful. Thanks Guys and Girls.
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Where are you and your rig located...(I don't even see your rig from here).
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:05 AM   #3
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Lube the brake linkage pivot under the hood.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:54 AM   #4
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On my 2004 I had to install a grease cert on the brake bell crank, they hang up, I believe they became factory installed the next year?? This is a tough DIY, but i did it, the bell crank was behind a steel plate so I was working by feel. If you are close to Portland Or. I could help out.. You might do a search on this and the Workhorse forum for bell crank for instructions.
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My 2002 Itasca Suncruiser (Workhorse) was easy. Open the front hood, have someone work the brake peddle so you can see the linkage pivot points, and give them a shot of WD-40.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:42 PM   #6
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Pretty sure you or a more svelte helper needs to adjust the brake switch....
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:42 AM   #7
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Thank you for your reply. I believe you have the right solution but I don't have the time to start that fix at the moment. The wife is in a hurry to get to Gold Beach, Or. where a friend has purchased an RV park and the wife is going to go up and help. What I did do is spray a lot of Silicone lube up where the pedal pivots and this seems to help for now. It took a bit but with the engine cover off I could reach in to spray. Now to get my body back in shape. Thanks again.
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Hello Mel. at the moment I'm in Fallbrook, Ca. but the wife is taking the M H to Oregon shortly.
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Did spray under the dash with Silicone lube. Helped some. Thanks for your reply.
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Hello. Open the front and see the Radiator but nothing else. Brake master cyl. etc. so I removed the engine cover and could reach under the dash and sprayed silicone lube all over where the pedal pivots. Seems to have helped.
Thanks for your reply and suggestion.
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For sure.
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To all that took time to reply to my problem, Many many thanks. Just shows how great this web site is.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:17 PM   #13
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Thank you all that replied to my pedal problem. Turns out I had a bad switch. I also learned the next time I need to get under the dash I'll call one of my Grandsons.
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Hi edrudd, me again.
I have an 03 Dolphin and had the same problem. My brake servo would stay activated. The dealers recommend adding a zerk on the pivot shaft and I thought, yeah, right. I looked around in my box of springs and found one like an old throttle spring. Hooked it around the brake shaft and the bottom of the steering column and it works fine. No tools required and installs in under a minute.
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