Loc: North Texas...Denison
01-28-05 04:32 PM - Post#253488
In response to ExaTorq
Actually, the gates I referred to are out in the wide open, pastures and what not.
Steep is kinda relative.
If I were parking in San Fransisco, where you see those street cars going down that hill that would make a great soap box derby track, by all means, I would probably shut the truck off, set the brake, and even have the tire against the curb...just like every drivers ed graduate would.
Even with a truck with spring breaks, (hey, there's a parking break meant to HOLD the vehicle!!)I keep my eye on it if I walk in front, and usually have a place to go if something were to give.
That's the same with every mechanical piece of equipment I can think of. Mechanical things BREAK.
Accident waiting to happen? Not really...until Chevy came up with this "parking brake", that it SEEMS is intended to prevent, or at least slow down the movement of a vehicle across a perfectly flat parking lot, pushed by nothing more than a mild breeze.
Come ON!! If it won't hold any more than that, then leave it off of the vehicle, and print in the owners manual that "GM has decided that PARKING brakes are not intended for parking, and therefore are no longer provided...use the transmission."
Nope...if I repair a parking brake, and tell someone it is the way it is supposed to be, I won't stand "behind it"....,I'll stand "IN FRONT of it".
If it won't hold...it isn't going to leave my shop.
| Don't fix it if it ain't broke,|
But if it's broke...I can Fixit.
"Van" (It's actually Richard....but everyone calls me Van.)