1988 John Deere chasis parking brake locked up

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g daddy

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I went out today to service my motorhome and went to move it and the parking brake seems to be locked up somehow. I can pull up the lever to release the brake with no results. Has anyone had a problem with this before? Please help!
 

Bob Flight

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The manual for the chassis is in the link below.  It is a big file.  There are several types of e-brake systems used on that chassis.  The manual highlights each type.
 

orygun

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The emergency brake has a separate reservoir that takes transmission fluid.  If it leaks, as mine did, the brake will lock up.
 

Frank Hurst

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You do not "put" these brakes on. They are spring loaded so you actually hydraulically put them off. As orygun stated, check your reservoir. I had an older MH that I had to replace a valve that was leaking. 
 

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