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Old 09-02-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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I am towing a 2002 jeep liberty. I was having a problem with the battery being dead after about 2 hrs of towing. I read on this forum about a battery disconnect would solve this problem. I installed the disconnect and now I am having a problem with the front brakes on the jeep overheating. On my last trip after about an hour the front brakes began to smoke. I pulled to the side of the road unhooked the toad connected the battery and my wife drove the toad the rest of the way home with no problem. I think by disconnecting the battery it somehow puts pressure on the front calipers. I appreciate any suggestions.
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What auxilary brake system do you have???
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What auxilary brake system do you have???
I am really not sure, I have a four prong hook up to the toad and a brake away cable connected to the brake pedal
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I am really not sure, I have a four prong hook up to the toad and a brake away cable connected to the brake pedal

It's best to know what brake system you have installed in the toad, otherwise not much solid help we can provide.
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Sounds funny. If the toad battery is disconnected, what powers the toad brakes? With many toads and brake units, it's important to cycle the brake's "test" function 5 or 6 times to bleed off the vacuum. If this isn't done, the brakes can stick "on" which could be your problem.

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It's best to know what brake system you have installed in the toad, otherwise not much solid help we can provide.
Would you know where I look for that info. When I bought the motorhome 3 yrs ago I also bought the toad with it, so I'm not familiar where or what to look for, under hood or dash etc.. Thanks
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Sounds funny. If the toad battery is disconnected, what powers the toad brakes? With many toads and brake units, it's important to cycle the brake's "test" function 5 or 6 times to bleed off the vacuum. If this isn't done, the brakes can stick "on" which could be your problem.

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How do I cycle the brakes? Just by pumping the pedal in the motorhome while the toad is hooked up?
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I am towing a 2002 jeep liberty. I was having a problem with the battery being dead after about 2 hrs of towing. I read on this forum about a battery disconnect would solve this problem. I installed the disconnect and now I am having a problem with the front brakes on the jeep overheating. On my last trip after about an hour the front brakes began to smoke. I pulled to the side of the road unhooked the toad connected the battery and my wife drove the toad the rest of the way home with no problem. I think by disconnecting the battery it somehow puts pressure on the front calipers. I appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks, Gary
I have no auxiliary brake system on the toad. I think what is happening is when the battery is disconnected so is the antilock brake system and pressure is being applied to the front brakes. I am going to try a toad charger and see if it fixes the problem
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