l-25. SERVICE/PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM OPERATION
The parking brake system is a mechanically-actuated system that provides a means of keeping the vehicle
still once it stops. It also assists in emergency stopping if there is a complete service brake system failure.
Major components of the parking brake system are:
PARKING BRAKE ROTORS - Attached to output flanges on rear differential, rotors prevent
output flanges from turning when parking brake is applied.
BRAKE PADS - Apply friction to rotors when hand lever is applied.
- Force brake pads against rotors when hand lever is applied.
PARKING BRAKE CABLES - Connect parking brake hand lever to equalizer bar.
EQUALIZER BAR - Evenly distributes braking pressure to the rear brake rotors.
PARKING BRAISE ROD - Connects parking brake hand lever to equalizer bar.
PARKING BRAKE HAND LEVER - Permits operator to engage the parking brake.
PARKING BRAKE HAND LEVER ADJUSTING CAP - Permits operator to make minor tension
adjustment of parking brake.