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Old 05-06-2012
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Red face rear brakes locked

I have not been a big poster on WOG - never been a big computer person, about two and a half years ago we bought a 1982 FC SB. my son and I and the Ms have had a lot of fun with it. Learning every thing we can about it through this forum. We have put on about 7000 miles so far, with no major problems,we have learned through this forum how to take care of her.

Well today we went to get her out of storage, started right up - aired up OK, but the rear air breaks seemed to be locked and she wants to move forward -but dosent. Looked for air leaks and found nothing - holds air ok at 120 lbs- all fluids are alright. Even lifted the front end to make sure the front tires would spin OK - they did. Any advice or guidance would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks
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push the park brake control On/Off listen for the air to escape.
rock the bus drive to neutral to reverse a few times gently.
In storage the brake shoes sometimes stick to the drums.
Park brake is push to go.
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When the PP-1 (park brake button) is pushed in, air is directed to the spring brake side of the rear brake chambers thereby releasing the park brakes (spring brakes). You may have a leaking air line at or near the rear brake chambers or a major leak in one of the brake chambers.

Try using 'shop air' on the schrader valve to maintain the air tanks and you should be able to hear a major leak.

Be careful under there...block all wheels fore and aft, front and back etc.

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...uck+rear+brake
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Here is the link to stuck brakes...

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...release+hammer

Woody sez get a bigger hammer,
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We tried rocking back and forth -no go, we will have to pick up a portable air compressor and try that. We also pushed the park brake in and out several times.again no go. Is there one schrader valve for the air tanks below because I only found one, didnt know if there would be another ones. will bring a hammer, and will be careful underneath - made it this far in life and still want to do more. I will keep you posted as we progress along - the bird is at a rented spot and I have to get ahold of the owner to get in to it. Thanks
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Rear shoes might have swelled up.only way to fix is to have drums taken off and remove shoes.get a trusted mechanic to do this.new shoes and you will be good to go.good luck.
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Why would the brake shoes swell up?
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Harris trying to find someone out here in the boondocks in central Mn is kinda hard but were trying - Bruce
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Don't. Know why,but sometimes they do.happened to one of my truck that wasn't moved in a while.high moisture I was told.truck next to it wasnt affected.go fiqure. Never saw happen before.
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Bruce,

I skinny Guy may be able to hit the brake slack adjuster arm with a hammer, with out jacking or airing up an FC.
If the air is 120 and no leaks the shoes are probably stuck to the drums
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