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Old 12-01-2019, 03:07 PM   #1
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Brake Problem

When the brake pedal is depressed and then released, it seems that it's not completely released, as the brake lights stay on and only pulling up the pedal shuts them off. Will this work itself out with more usage, or is there a way to adjust this so it will always release completely, or a mechanical fix? Is this common in older rigs or is it just us?

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Old 12-01-2019, 03:44 PM   #2
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I would try a little WD-40 to pedal assembly.
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There was a bell crank issue on the older P32 chassis. The included link should explain the issue.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f22/brake...on-124215.html
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Ive went thru this myself...the rubber brake lines actually rot from the inside out, meaning on the downstoke of the pedal debris get power lodged into the system...releasing the brake will not dislodge them. Lift up a wheel and spin it...if its locked the lines are the issues..
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If you pick up the pedal and the brakes don't drag, its not the rubber lines.

See if your master cylinder is sideways to the pedal rod. If it is, you have a bellcrank.

They seize up and cause your problem.
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I would try a little WD-40 to pedal assembly.
Thank you. I'm passing this along to my DH. If it works it would be a simple solution.
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There was a bell crank issue on the older P32 chassis. The included link should explain the issue.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f22/brake...on-124215.html
Thank you for your response. I forwarded your response to DH. He will have to start poking around to see if the attached solution will fix the problem. He's on 12-hour shifts this week but he's got some time off coming. It won't be a vacation😉
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Ive went thru this myself...the rubber brake lines actually rot from the inside out, meaning on the downstoke of the pedal debris get power lodged into the system...releasing the brake will not dislodge them. Lift up a wheel and spin it...if its locked the lines are the issues..
Thank you for your response. I forwarded this to DH and we can try this out on his next day off!
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If you pick up the pedal and the brakes don't drag, its not the rubber lines.

See if your master cylinder is sideways to the pedal rod. If it is, you have a bellcrank.

They seize up and cause your problem.
Thank you for your response. I forwarded this to DH who will have to investigate next day off. Never a real day "off"😉
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Thank you all for responding to my questions. This forum has been a treasure trove of solutions to problems we, as RV newbies, never anticipated. It's been quite a journey so far without ever leaving home!!
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:32 AM   #11
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check the adjustment on the brake switch.
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check the adjustment on the brake switch.
Thank you! One more suggestion forwarded to DHq along with some fix-it and parts info in case it needs to be replaced. So many additions to the honey-do list😉 with carpal tunnel surgery scheduled for mid-December, any fixing may be back-burnered for a while but he'll have plenty of time to study.
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I had this problem on my P32 chassis coach, particularly in cold weather, greasing the pivot points on the rod linkage solved the problem.
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I had this problem on my P32 chassis coach, particularly in cold weather, greasing the pivot points on the rod linkage solved the problem.
I'll also pass this along; first cold weather of the year/first freeze moved in yesterday for us. Nobody's working outside in this but this would be an easy one if it works😀
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