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99 Ram 3500 parking brake

Parking brake pedal will not ''set'' . I can tell none of the cables are broken. Truck has known good brakes all around, rear shoes are adjustted correctly. It is as if there is something wrong with pedal assembly. When you push pedal down, it simply returns.

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  • lntrsk973 Feb 13, 2009

    No, I do not hear the ratcheting sound. Also, my abs light and parking brake light stay on. I did find out today, though, that the truck was driven with the parking brake on for a considerable distance. How 'bout them apples? Being a business owner is a wonderful thing.........

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the spring that returns the brake to the brake light switch has to be pulled up spring is weak.

  • Ronnie Brooks
    Ronnie Brooks Apr 28, 2014

    How do you adjust the spring?

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Do you Hear the (RATCHETING Noise when you Push the Pedal Down ? If Not Its Possibly the Spring that Holds Pressure Against The RATCHET PAW on the Mechenizm itself.

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  • Ronnie Wilson Feb 17, 2009

    Woe there Buisness Man Thats Unesasary $$ Money Being SPENT there LoL Sorry to Hear this A Lot Of Heat Has Been GEnorated Here At the REAR WHEELS SO Everything I List has Or Could Have Been Effected By HEAT> Replace the Rear Brakes And The HARDWARE also as the Heat is A Killer on Return Springs Drums & or Rotors < also Probably Need to GO if Discolored AT ALL I Would Bleed the Rear Brakes Also Fluid Can Get BOILING HOT From A Freeway Run. Good Luck !!!

  • Ronnie Wilson Feb 17, 2009

    Woe there Buisness Man Thats Unesasary $$ Money Being SPENT there LoL Sorry to Hear this A Lot Of Heat Has Been GEnorated Here At the REAR WHEELS SO Everything I List has Or Could Have Been Effected By HEAT> Replace the Rear Brakes And The HARDWARE also as the Heat is A Killer on Return Springs Drums & or Rotors < also Probably Need to GO if Discolored AT ALL I Would Bleed the Rear Brakes Also Fluid Can Get BOILING HOT From A Freeway Run. Good Luck !!!

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Check the release handle is stuck out or in the release mode

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