"TC" <TcNoSpam@sunlink.net> wrote in message
> I have a 2002 Winnebago Adventurer 35U motorhome on a 2002 Ford
> F-Superduty Class A motorhome chassis(F53).
> The parking brake has gradually gotten to the point where it has to be
> pushed to its extreme for it to hold.
> Can anyone explain how to adjust it(or is it a complex task which may
> be better performed by a mechanic?)?
Not one of the other posters has it right on this MH/Chassis. The parking
brake is a drive
line brake. It clamps down on the drive line just behind the transmission
and just in front of the front U joints. There is an adjustment nut assembly
there and you can adjust it by turning the nut so that it tightens in. Have
some one set in the drivers chair, keys out of ignition, transmission in
park. You adjust, have them set the brake and see if the pedal has less
play. If it's out of adjustment you will have to have it repaired. I can't
speak for the 2002 chassis, but on the 1999 new shoes cannot be put on, the
whole brake assembly has to be replaced. Cost is about $900.00 plus labor.
Don't ask how I know that. :-)
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