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Old 08-08-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
TC
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Parking Brake Adjustment

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?)?

TIA.

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Old 08-08-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment


Hi,

Not sure if this is the same parking brake set-up as on the f-250 and
f-350 chassis, but if it is, then it's an easy job. It is easiest to
do the adjustment if you put the rear of the truck up on jack stands or
blocks and take the wheels off but you can do it with the truck on the
ground and the wheels on; it's just a little harder to test to see if
you have adjusted the brakes too much or too little.

Directly behind both rear disks is a drum parking brake set-up. If you
crawl under and look at the back of these drums you will see a small
oblong rubber plug about an inch to an inch and a half long. This is
the plug to the brake adjustment access hole. Use a large flat end
screwdriver to pop out this plug and using a flashlight you will see a
notched adjustment wheel. Use the same large screwdriver and move the
adjustment wheel a few clicks (5 or 6) clockwise to tighten the brakes.
If you have the rear of the truck up on stands you can spin the rear
wheels and continue to adjust until the brake shoes start to rub on the
drum and then back the adjustment wheel back off one or two clicks. If
you have left the wheels on and the truck on the ground, you will need
to start the truck, drop it in drive without Appling the parking brake
and see if creeps forward then keep adjusting until it dose not creep
in drive anymore and then back off the adjuster one or tow clicks.

I hope that helps and wasn't too convoluted.

Best regards, husk-her

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Old 08-08-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment

"TC" <TcNoSpam@sunlink.net> wrote in message
news:KcNJe.3110$WD.277@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net
> 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?)?
>
> TIA.


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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of consecutive days I have stayed alive."
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Old 08-08-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment

In article <KcNJe.3110$WD.277@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
TC <TcNoSpam@sunlink.net> wrote:

> 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?)?
>
> TIA.


Usually these things auto adjust if you reverse and then tap the brake
pedal. Do you maybe have a driveway that lets you avoid reversing?

H.
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Old 08-08-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment

TC wrote:
> 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?)?
>
> TIA.
>


Follow the cable from each rear wheel. Where they join should be a
cable adjustment.

Another thing to check is the rear brake adjusters. If the MH is not
backed up on a frequent basis, you may have to have the rear brakes
manually adjusted.

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Old 08-08-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Dave Thompson" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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> TC wrote:
>> 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?)?
>>
>> TIA.
>>

>
> Follow the cable from each rear wheel. Where they join should be a
> cable adjustment.
>
> Another thing to check is the rear brake adjusters. If the MH is not
> backed up on a frequent basis, you may have to have the rear brakes
> manually adjusted.


He does not have cables. He has a drive line parking brake. It has nothing
to do with the rear wheel brakes.
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of consecutive days I have stayed alive."
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Old 08-08-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment

"Rowbotth" <rowbotth@telusplanet.net> wrote in message
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> In article <KcNJe.3110$WD.277@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
> TC <TcNoSpam@sunlink.net> wrote:
>
>> 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?)?
>>
>> TIA.

>
> Usually these things auto adjust if you reverse and then tap the brake
> pedal. Do you maybe have a driveway that lets you avoid reversing?
>
> H.


Please read my reply. He has a drive line parking brake. It has nothing to
do with the rear brakes.
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of consecutive days I have stayed alive."
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Old 08-08-2005, 20:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment

Bob Hatch wrote:

> "Dave Thompson" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> news:gIadnbHgQtrRm2XfRVn-uA@comcast.com
>
>>TC wrote:
>>
>>>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?)?
>>>
>>>TIA.
>>>

>>
>>Follow the cable from each rear wheel. Where they join should be a
>>cable adjustment.
>>
>>Another thing to check is the rear brake adjusters. If the MH is not
>>backed up on a frequent basis, you may have to have the rear brakes
>>manually adjusted.

>
>
> He does not have cables. He has a drive line parking brake. It has nothing
> to do with the rear wheel brakes.


Bob, this newsgroup is rapidly losing it's value as an endless string of
idiots answer questions they don't understand with false information
about which they know nearly nothing.

Life is an IQ test. Why is it that those who should be trying the
hardest to keep their score secret, insist upon demonstrating their
ignorance to the masses?

How is a newbie to know the difference between answers from those who
really DO know, like you and Chris Bryant, and those from mindless
morons who don't know yet aren't smart enough to KNOW that they don't know?

Lon
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Old 08-08-2005, 21:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment

Lon VanOstran wrote:
> Bob Hatch wrote:
>
>> "Dave Thompson" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:gIadnbHgQtrRm2XfRVn-uA@comcast.com
>>
>>> TC wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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?)?
>>>>
>>>> TIA.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Follow the cable from each rear wheel. Where they join should be a
>>> cable adjustment.
>>>
>>> Another thing to check is the rear brake adjusters. If the MH is not
>>> backed up on a frequent basis, you may have to have the rear brakes
>>> manually adjusted.

>>
>>
>>
>> He does not have cables. He has a drive line parking brake. It has
>> nothing to do with the rear wheel brakes.

>
>
> Bob, this newsgroup is rapidly losing it's value as an endless string of
> idiots answer questions they don't understand with false information
> about which they know nearly nothing.
>
> Life is an IQ test. Why is it that those who should be trying the
> hardest to keep their score secret, insist upon demonstrating their
> ignorance to the masses?
>
> How is a newbie to know the difference between answers from those who
> really DO know, like you and Chris Bryant, and those from mindless
> morons who don't know yet aren't smart enough to KNOW that they don't know?
>
> Lon


Buyer beware. Newsgroup information is often (but not always) worth what
you pay for it.

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Old 08-08-2005, 21:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment

Bob Hatch wrote:
> "Dave Thompson" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> news:gIadnbHgQtrRm2XfRVn-uA@comcast.com
>
>>TC wrote:
>>
>>>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?)?
>>>
>>>TIA.
>>>

>>
>>Follow the cable from each rear wheel. Where they join should be a
>>cable adjustment.
>>
>>Another thing to check is the rear brake adjusters. If the MH is not
>>backed up on a frequent basis, you may have to have the rear brakes
>>manually adjusted.

>
>
> He does not have cables. He has a drive line parking brake. It has nothing
> to do with the rear wheel brakes.


Okee Dokee. Scratch that one. Drive line parking brakes 'usually' have
an adjustment on the end of the spring/band unit.

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