The parking brake return spring is located under the cab, under the
drivers seat. The spring should be pulling the linkage back. The
tension in the linkage helps lock the pedal down, so this is most
likely your problem.
If the return spring is OK, check the spring between the flat locking bar
and the floor of the cab. If it's broken, you'll have to remove the
retainer from the inside of the left wheel well. The nuts are likely
encased in dirt, so hopefully this isn't your problem.
On Thu, 4 May 2000, Charles Culver wrote:
> The parking brake on my '50 3600 doesn't want to stay down when I push on
> it. Then when I release it, I have to pull the release and lift the petal
> up with my foot. Is there a spring missing, or an adjustment somewhere that
> I need to know about?
> Thanks as always!
> Smokey Culver
> '50 3600 5-window (mine)
> '56 3600 (hers)
> League City, Texas
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