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brake trouble

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by shp652, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. shp652

    shp652 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    i have a 24' gooseneck flatbed. recently the brakes(electric) quit working, parking lights and turn signals work fine, but will fade and brown out when you push the brake pedal. my controller box is working fine, still operates like it should with other trailers. brakes do not catch at all, even when using the emergency slide on the box. you can hear a high pitched buzz when you push the brake pedal, but brakes just don't work. this ever happened to anybody?
  2. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    ok first look at your wiring the brown out thing makes me think you might have a wiring issue just start at the plug and work back. look for any cut crimped or loose wires if this doesnt work you might need to just adjust them up, take a straight screw driver and roll the adjuster untill the brakes catch then back them off a little. if that doesn't work pull the hubs off and look at the brakes they might be wore out or the magnets might be dead

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