BPI 01-13 Dragging Brakes On Lifted Trucks
Bulletin BPI 01-13
Dragging brakes on lifted trucks.
Vehicles Involved: Any truck with a lift kit installed. May experience rear brake drag or
failure of the parking brake to release.
Repair Procedure: If a truck has a lift kit installed one important component may not be
included in the package. It is a common problem for the original parking brake cables
not to be long enough to correctly operate on a lifted truck. The illustration below shows
a set of longer replacement cables installed on a Chevy that has been lifted a
considerable amount. You may purchase pre-made extended length cables or simply
purchase a universal length cable set and fit them to the correct length. Note:
Disconnecting the cables because they are to short after the installation of a lift kit is not
acceptable and must never be done.
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