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Offline Tikvah

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Sticky Pedals
« on: July 05, 2011, 05:17:31 AM »
My bus has been sitting for months while I work on the conversion.  This weekend we got the aluminum skins on and finally slow the intrusion of rain.

I started the bus for the first time in many months to move it out so I could access all sides easily with scaffolding.  Both my brake and gas pedal stuck.  I could push them down, but had to pull them up with my hand…. Strange way to drive. :)

I sprayed both of them with WD-40 at the point where they “hinge” at the floor.  But that didn’t help.
Any suggestions how and where to lubricate?

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Re: Sticky Pedals
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 05:23:28 AM »
try PB Blaster  and go in front /side compartment for brake and you will see where it activates spray there also. Do this with your wd-40 first.  The PB blaster works better and lubes on stuck things better.   Bob ----- Noticed from pictures your air brake valve bolts direct to bottom of your brake pedal assembly thru floor.  has rubber boot probably torn  make sure lube gets through into mech inside to free up. If this don't do it you will have to disassemble and clean surfaces of corrosion.
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Offline Len Silva

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Re: Sticky Pedals
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 08:03:33 AM »
You can squirt anything you want on them and it might work for a while.  The only real solution is to take it all apart, clean it up and grease it properly.

IIRC, my 4104 actually had a grease fitting on the brake/throttle hinge.

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