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Old 02-05-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Parking Brake Adjustment

I'm trying to adjust my parking brake, and I understand how, but I'm having no luck loosening up the nuts to adjust the tension on the equalizer. I've soaked it in both WD-40 and later PB Blaster, I've even gone at it with an impact driver and nothing seems to loosen up. I'm just wondering if I am missing something? I'd consider replacing the whole adjuster assembly, but can't seem to find it at parts stores (O'Reilly and NAPA mostly)

It's a 1991 Pickup, RWD, 4cylinder, 22-RE, 1/2 ton

I've tried searching for posts on this, but ca't find anything, if anyone has better luck, I'd be happy to hear where to find it.

Thanks!

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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Dealer only part I'm sure you could try a junk yard but may have the same issue your wrestling with now.
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Red face

By RWD you mean two wheel drive ans not 4 wheel drive.

Time for the torch although it is right in front of the gas tank.

If one part is bad maybe time to invest in both a front and rear cable and related hardware.
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Thanks for the replies, I took another look at it, and was able to make some progress, hopefully this helps someone else here:
I removed the brake lines from the equalizer, then pulled the cotter pin and pulled the adjuster arm out (took a bit of pulling, but it finally came out), then used a bench vise to hold the adjusting nut in place, and took a box wrench and a hammer to the lock nut. It took a bit, but it finally spun free.
There was white powdery residue in there, didn't look like the usual corrosion, so I'm wondering if the previous owner used some thread-lock on it?

Thanks again for the suggestions!
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