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Electir Brakes Frozen?

Discussion in 'General Recreation' started by 06HD2500LLY, May 17, 2008.

  1. 06HD2500LLY

    06HD2500LLY D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F

    Do electric brakes get frozen up? I thought they ran on magnets? I went to pull my TT out this past winter and she wouldnt budge and had to leave it where she is till I go back up north in September. My question is, should I just drag it down the road till it breaks free or start tearing the wheels off. Keep in mind option two is not the way I want to go. Thanks

    BTW the heading is supposed to say Electric...its early out here :)
     
  2. truckie481

    truckie481 Dagum

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    May 4, 2008
    Cleveland, NY
    Mine does the same thing first time out, try backing it up a few feet, it always works for me. The pads stick to the drums.
     
  3. 06HD2500LLY

    06HD2500LLY D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F

    Thanks man Ill give that a whirl. I couldnt get any good traction do to the snow on the ground but I should be able to drag it when I get back.
     
  4. campingworld550hauler

    campingworld550hauler Recruit

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    May 5, 2008
    central NY
    go with truckie's suggestion, electric or not moisture still gets in there and seizes the shoes to the drum, if it still will not break free try a few hundread feet on dry pavement with your BC turned to max and using the manual slide and keep working it,, then back up and do it again,,still no workie?? get the jack out and pull'em,,,,,,,,good luck!
     
  5. gmc851

    gmc851 Recruit

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    May 4, 2008
    You could crawl underneath and back off the adjusters, take it for a short ride using the BC to knock the corrosion off the drums and shoes then readjust. If not your going to have to pull them.
     

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