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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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XTZ Hand brake cable burnt

I notice my brake warning light would stay on more and more even after making sure I had released it all the way down. The handle kept popping back up and causing the light to come back on the dash. OK I thought it just needed adjustment. What I found was a section about 10 inches back of the adjustment nuts burnt to a crisp. I had to replace the cable with a new one. I was able to reroute it a little bit away from the hot exhaust, hope this doesn't happen again. Has anyone else fried there cable?
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If it were me I would heat wrap atleast the front header part on a xtz. or have it coated or both.



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I notice my brake warning light would stay on more and more even after making sure I had released it all the way down. The handle kept popping back up and causing the light to come back on the dash. OK I thought it just needed adjustment. What I found was a section about 10 inches back of the adjustment nuts burnt to a crisp. I had to replace the cable with a new one. I was able to reroute it a little bit away from the hot exhaust, hope this doesn't happen again. Has anyone else fried there cable?
XTZ Parking brake = fire hazard. Search the forum for XTZ fires caused from the park brake. Even if the brake is not engaged it has a lot of movement in the brake rotor and rubs the pads and can cause enough heat under the right circumstance to ignite the plastic clutch housing breather plumbing. Be very careful with it. I removed my park brake for safety reasons.
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What about the other parking brake you installed?



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Mine melted also along with the bottom of the bed, and rear cab panel, the front seat bottom also started until I wrapped the front pipe, these exhaust systems glow cherry hot, just run it at night around 5,000 rpms and then go look at it. As soon as I can get to my trailer it is going back to the dealer under warranty for new body parts, axel seals, and front end making snapping noises when in 4wd



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if it were me..i'd disconnect it b4 i burned it down..

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I'll give the heat wrap a try, removing the brake isn't an option. I park on some steep hill sides here in Idaho.
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I don't use mine most of the time, but if you put your shifter in the opposite direction of the movement of the vehicle(I think) it acts like a parking brake thanks to the one-way clutch.



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Has anyone else fried there cable?
lol..most of them just catch on fire and burn down...guess you got lucky.

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