Re: '99 Ranger Park Brake seems to freeze up?
On Sat, 23 Jul 2005 16:32:54 GMT, Rowbotth <email@example.com>
>Today this happened for the 2nd time. I use the park brake every time I
>park the truck, and today when I released the brake with the little
>left-knee handle, the brakes did not release. Because I have a 4WD, but
>in 2WD at the time, I'm assuming the drums are locking up. After I
>apply some torque from the engine, there is a frightening "SNAP!" and
>then things rotate as they should.
>The first time this happened, I was driving through wet, wet slush in
>the spring-time. I parked the thing and the weather turned cold. I
>assumed that there had been water get somewhere and it froze up on me.
>But not this time. I parked the beast Monday night and today it was
>"frozen" up on me again.
>Is the braking system trying to tell me something? Should I be
>dismantling and cleaning something?
It's certainly worth a look. Any "frightening "SNAP!"" is definitely
cause for alarm. I'd have that thing on on jack stands and the wheels
off to see WTF is going on..