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Old 07-22-2021, 01:28 PM   #1
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2004 2350 Phoenix Cruiser/E-350 rear brakes?

While getting ready to get our 2004 2350 ready for a week on the road next week, I was backing my 2004 2350 up onto blocks today and when I stepped on the brakes the rear tires kept rolling off the blocks and the front tires locked up and pulled the front blocks back with them.

I'm thinking this is not a safe situation. But it stops fine while driving.... but that's going forwards, of course.

Before I take it in to a shop and have the brakes bled (the brake pedal feels awfully soft as well) I thought I would ask others if there is anything special I need to look for, provided others have had similar issues. It's on the E-350 chassis.

Edit: I have an appointment Monday morning for a mechanic to check it out.
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:32 PM   #2
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It wouldn't hurt to get a flashlight and crawl underneath to inspect. I'd be looking for signs of brake fluid leakage, probably on the inside of the tires. That kind of leakage should turn on the brake warning light, but that's another system that sometimes fails or gets disconnected. But if you don't already have experience working on brakes, you're going to want professional help.
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Old 07-24-2021, 06:59 PM   #3
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It wouldn't hurt to get a flashlight and crawl underneath to inspect. I'd be looking for signs of brake fluid leakage, probably on the inside of the tires. That kind of leakage should turn on the brake warning light, but that's another system that sometimes fails or gets disconnected. But if you don't already have experience working on brakes, you're going to want professional help.
Thanks, DonaC - It has an appointment for Monday morning at a shop to be inspected and repaired. I don't want to mess with anything as safety-oriented as brakes myself.
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:24 PM   #4
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What happened to you is pretty normal.

My 2000 Class C did the same thing. The front wheel would drag the blocks.

I learned to put the parking brake partially on and let that stop me when driving up ramps.
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THANK YOU! That makes me feel better - but it will still be checked out on Monday. Will also have the brake light switch replaced, hoping that will solve the cruise control issue of not resuming after brake application.
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:07 AM   #6
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The switch for the cruise control is out on the master cylinder. Its not the brake light switch on the pedal. Changed that twice.

The part# is CCS 1 . About $25.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-26-2021, 02:31 PM   #7
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Thank you!

Everything checks out brake-wise with the mechanic. Got the thumbs up and the green light for this week's approx. 1150 mile road trip.
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