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My 2006 F-350 emergency brake will not hold. Cables seem to be tight. Sometimes the pedel has little resistance and sometimes it is hard to push. Either way it doesn't hold the truck on a hill at all.

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  • robitrkn Oct 06, 2009

    Does anyone have a diagram on what this thing should look like? Just incase something is broken or missing.
    Also without taking the wheels off everything seems to be moving. Cable is sliding freely and where the cable attaches seems to be moving with the cable.

  • robitrkn Oct 06, 2009

    Does anyone have a diagram on what this thing should look like? Just incase something is broken or missing.
    Also without taking the wheels off everything seems to be moving. Cable is sliding freely and where the cable attaches seems to be moving with the cable.

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Cable or EM brake is frozen, you'll have to pull the tire and work the EM brake to find the problem. May have to replace the cable

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