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Old 11-15-2012, 08:51 AM
Ralph III Ralph III is offline
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Hey, if that happens again try using the emergency brakes. Those are seperate and should be cable controlled.

I point this out simply for future reference and as it could save someone. BTW, I worked at a dealer only auto auction for 14 years (detail manager, sub contract) which meant driving many cars without brakes. I also transported a Casino shuttle bus once with non working air brakes.

Just keep your foot on the petal type emergy brakes and release handle, otherwise keep your finger on the handle release button; you can use the emergency brakes as a normal foot or hand brake with such minus having to "release" them each time.

Hope you get it fixed and glad you made it home safely.


P.S. If your brakes lock up again, try using a pry bar or screw driver to seperate the brake pads and then use the emergency brakes.

Last edited by Ralph III; 11-15-2012 at 09:02 AM.
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