m116a3 parking brake sorta stuck

zarathustra

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I think it was working OK, but it sat for a couple of weeks with the brake on and now one side seems to drag. I towed it around the field a couple of times and the "dragging" side drum was measurably warmer than the non-dragging side.

The cable seems to droop when the brake is released.

So, I'm looking for any tips or experience in getting one of these things released. I know it can be taken apart, but is there a way to get to the offending parts without all that dis assembly?

I looked at the archives, and I didn't see any posts on this particular problem.

So, any best practices or tips on this????

thanks in advance
 

Recovry4x4

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Honestly, it would be best to pull the drum off to investigate. It's only a dust cap, cotter pin and the wheel bearing nut
 
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