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Old 06-17-2015, 07:37 PM   #1
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Workhorse Emergency Brake

I have a 2004 Southwind 32v workhorse chasis coach
My E-Brakes don't really do anything when applied. I have the foot pedal
type and would like to adjust them tighter. Does anyone have experience with this? Does it mean just tightening/shortening up the cable.
I'm more of a motorcycle mechanic then a auto mechanic
Any help would be apreciated

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Old 06-18-2015, 02:35 AM   #2
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On the backside of the transmission is a drum brake.. That is the end of the cable.. You can adjust there.. Pull the pin on the yoke (Clevis) nad adjust,,Replace pin and re-cotter key it.

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Old 06-19-2015, 10:02 AM   #3
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Thank you. I will go to storage take a look and tighten up
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:32 AM   #4
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I would think, there is a procedure to follow, when adjusting the E Brake.

Since emergency brakes us high friction material, making them, just a little tight, could cause them to heat up enough to cook the transmission seal.

I would look for the proper procedure to follow.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:07 PM   #5
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Well I went to my Southwind 32V today and there is no adjustment at either end of the cable. The shaft drum end and the brake pedal itself. And to my surprise no adjustment on the drum either. I expected to see a old school start adjuster on it.
There was 8 bolts holding on what looked like a housing cover over the brake drum. We removed the bolts and the cover wouldn't come off. So we bolted it back up and bailed on the E-Brake repair. So anyone know what to do from here?
I forgot to take photos of it Damn!
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