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    Do you remember what size the nut was? I think mine came loose this weekend, but I didn't have time to mess with it since it was Mother's Day and all.

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    I don't remember the size of the nut, I have access to the original hardware at the museum so I just used a 2nd one of those. I can look Wed/Thurs this week as I'll be at the museum moving some tanks around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatcarpenter View Post
    Don't forget to make sure the "U" or horseshoe spring is there on the bottom of the shoes also or the rattle at certain speeds will drive you crazy trying to find. it.
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    Is there a place I can get one of those springs? Mine is broken and is causing a heck of a rattle at speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSA View Post
    I was having trouble with the cable as well. It wouldn't move. I was looking at it the other day and I found a grease fitting on the cable under the cab that I had been told about but had never seen. So... no grease in quite some time. A few squirts of grease and the cable now moves
    I am having the same problem....I pumped the fitting FULL of grease until it started oozing out near the brake handle....still STUCK....I'm afraid the grease traveled up to the handle only and the part that is "seized" is more towards the drum.

    If I could just get it to break free....shoulda seen me I musta looked like dang monkey jumping up and down tryin with all my strength.

    I haven't been able to find another grease fitting.... anyone have a suggestion short of replacing the cable? The cable is fine...no rust, frays, cuts..(that I can see).

    I'm thinking I may have to remove the entire cable to straighten it out and force it to move. what a PITA!
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    Heating it up worked to free mine up.
    Don't worry about the size difference

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    With a torch? Should I heat the cable directly? near the arm at the hub?
    I picture the the grease liquefying and flowing down to the....by god it just might work!!!

    Thanks, sounds like a good idea, I'll give it a shot later.
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    I used a catalytic heater as I was out of torch fuel, but you get the idea.
    Don't worry about the size difference

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    Well back to square one....
    I heated up both ends of the cable with a torch and tugged on the lever....repeatedly. probably did this at least ten times.
    I felt like the lever was going to give in before the cable would budge, (the lever started twisting)

    I think, if anything, I'll need to pull the cable from the hub end, just to break it free.
    So, I'll give it another shot tomorrow. I'll have to disconnect the cable so it hangs, so I can grab a hold of the end, since there is no place to get leverage to pull the arm......hmmm, maybe i'll whack the arm with a mallet......there might be room for that... we'll see
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    1984 M1009 CUCV

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    I meant heat the cable in the middle, not the ends. Another way is to release the bake handle and to pull the outside shoe toward the passenger side of the truck. When driving trucks from Tx to Wi for Westy, we had a parking brake freeze on us in the "on" position. We ended up using a come-a-long to winch the arm open. It moved before, so we knew it would move again.
    Don't worry about the size difference

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    If I heat it in the middle, I would melt the plastic sleeve. or did you mean by heating it, just to "warm" it up a little with indirect heat?

    I think I'll try to hook a come-a-long to the arm too. Force that cable through... that thing is REALLY stuck in there.
    Marek A.
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    1966 Kaiser-Jeep M35a2 WO/W Turbo

    1990 M116A2 chassis w/ M101A2 bed

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