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Harvard

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Posted: 08/16/10 03:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does it act directly of the disc caliphers on the rear wheel? More importantly, it does not have the driveshaft brake that is mounted aft of the transmission like the F53.

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Posted: 08/16/10 03:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MY 2005 e450 parking brake is on the drive shaft.


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Posted: 08/16/10 03:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Which year? For '08 drum-in-disc (rear wheels) became standard. Prior years were all a transmission-mounted driveline brake.

So even with drum-in-disc parking brakes, the calipers are not used for the parking brake. A separate set of brake shoes act on the drums.


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Posted: 08/16/10 03:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

erstanfo wrote:

MY 2005 e450 parking brake is on the drive shaft.


OH!!! OK...that is a bit of a surprise BUT good to know...Thanks.

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Posted: 08/21/10 05:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2005 E450 - if my parking brake a release connected to the transmission, I have not observed it. Given I have failed to release and moved a short distance without it being released, I think not.

My 450 does have transmission braking. When in tow/haul mode, it will automatically downshift going down hills.

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Posted: 08/16/10 05:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The driveshaft brake has its own little supply of transmission fluid that keeps it lubed. Or from burning out and possibly taking the output area of the transmission with it...


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Posted: 08/16/10 07:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

j-d wrote:

The driveshaft brake has its own little supply of transmission fluid that keeps it lubed. Or from burning out and possibly taking the output area of the transmission with it...


I know from my experience with the 99 F53 (Class A) that it is very easy to drive away with the drive line parking brake engaged, thus burn it up. Does the Econoline have the parking brake release tied to the transmission coming out of park in any way?

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