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Old 12-27-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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Just found out something that I never expected. With all the snow and ice we've had the last few days I knew there was a lot of ice/snow on my truck, but didn't think anything about it. I noticed on my way to town that when I let off the accelerator my speed decreased more than usual, but had no idea why. Stopped by a car wash to get some of the ice and road film off before it dried. On the way home I noticed again that my truck was acting like the break was applied when I let off the accelerator. When I got back home I found out why. A huge chunk of ice that had accumulated under the truck had come unstuck from the frame and was hanging down.....pulling the emergency break cable down with it. Evidently it had enough weight to partially apply the parking/emergency break. When it dries and warms up I will be underneath securing the cable to the frame better than what the factory did.
You guys up north may have had to deal with this already, but we folks down south don't have to contend with this type of issue enough to know about the problems ice and snow can cause.

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Just found out something that I never expected. With all the snow and ice we've had the last few days I knew there was a lot of ice/snow on my truck, but didn't think anything about it. I noticed on my way to town that when I let off the accelerator my speed decreased more than usual, but had no idea why. Stopped by a car wash to get some of the ice and road film off before it dried. On the way home I noticed again that my truck was acting like the break was applied when I let off the accelerator. When I got back home I found out why. A huge chunk of ice that had accumulated under the truck had come unstuck from the frame and was hanging down.....pulling the emergency break cable down with it. Evidently it had enough weight to partially apply the parking/emergency break. When it dries and warms up I will be underneath securing the cable to the frame better than what the factory did.
You guys up north may have had to deal with this already, but we folks down south don't have to contend with this type of issue enough to know about the problems ice and snow can cause.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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,,interesting detective work
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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Good info!
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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nice find Doug
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #7
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um, thats a new one. once the ridiculous snow passes I will definitely take a look at that. Thanks
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That's crazy.
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