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Old 01-12-2016, 01:15 AM   #1
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Help disengaging parking brake 89 Safari

I just bought an 89 safari serengeti and i have one day to move it. I tried today had it started and the emergency brake is on. When i put it out of park there is a high pitch squeel noise probably warning me the brake is on. I tried to move it anyways and it locked up and is partially stuck in the mud. How do i disengage this? Is it automatic? If so how does it turn on and off? Please help me. I have to move it or it will be towed. Batteries by the generator were all removed. Wondering if the brake could have ran off one of these? It seems so simple but i cant figure it out. Please help me. 2064760504 Or email.

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Is there a brake release push knob? How about a battery boost switch? If you have to be pulled out of the mud by a wrecker, you might ask them for some assistance with the brake issue.

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An '89 Safari is a gas powered coach, right? Is it a Ford or Chevrolet chassis?

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Must be that horrible workhorse brake system. I had a horrible experience with one.
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I bet you have the autopark problem.

If you have a Chevy or workhorse chassis you may have a well known problem- AUTOPARK. It has been discussed many times incuding here- Okay ... I SOLVED THE AUTO PARK BRAKE PROBLEM! and here-http://www.irv2.com/forums/f22/auto-park-brake-j71-for-p32-new-troubleshooting-guide-133614.html
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A Safari Serengeti is a Diesel, so no autopark. See https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SafariCoaches/info for additional information.

The Safari Treks from 1995 to 2003 were mostly built on the Chevrolet P-30 chassis, with just a few Fords. The autopark brake system was only on the longer wheelbase Chevrolet versions. The changeover to the Workhorse chassis began in 2003, but they also used some leftover P-30 parts so this chassis continued for a while.

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An '89 Safari is a gas powered coach, right? Is it a Ford or Chevrolet chassis?
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I mostly see gas ones when I google "1989 Safari Serengeti".

Like this one:

NADA doesn't go back to 1989. Can't check there.

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