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 Posted: 12-08-2020 04:24 pm
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chuckcm14
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When I apply the parking brake lever the left rear wheel locks up (cannot rotate wheel). The right rear wheel will not lock up the brake shoes (wheel can be rotated). Should the long hand brake rod to the right rear wheel have adjustable clevises? Both end clevises have been welded to the rod. Looks like a weld fix by a PO (not a factory weld job). Seems if the brake rod had adjustable clevis it would adjust the right brake shoes to lock the wheel. Will adjusting the brake cable take care of the problem, or will it apply to much locking to the left wheel brake shoe so they will not release completely when parking brake lever is released.

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 Posted: 12-09-2020 12:12 pm
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I would suggest you check the the equalising linkage in the centre is free and lubed - in theory the pull on each brake rod should be very similar and adjusting one rod should balance both.
Gordon

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 Posted: 01-07-2021 01:17 pm
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Gordon,
Thanks for the info. I had previously cleaned and lightly oiled the pins and anything that rotated. I received a new brake rod assembly from the UK. The old removed rod assy is longer and has a very wide bow in it compared to the new rod. Installed the new rod assy adjusted cable to provide enough slack and this fixed the problem.
Chuck

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