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    Triton Trailer Brakes Question - please
from Musky-Hunter (12.248.131.73)  
3/17/2002 6:43:00 PM

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 I just purchased a 2000 TR19 w/ MFI single axle trailer. It felt a little heavy towing behind my 2000 Yukon. I disconnected the light harness and put the truck in reverse while my wife watched the tongue. She said it didn't compress and engage the brakes and I didn't feel any resistence from the trailer. I tried it a couple times, each with a little more quickness on the acellerator.

Is simply backing up with a good stomp on the gas pedal enough pressure to engage the brakes? How do I determine if mine are working properly?

I pulled the plastic cap off the tounge which I thought would reveal a manual brake release but I can't see anything that looks like it can be manipulated under the cap.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.


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   brakes from triton 2159 (205.188.199.53)  3/19/2002 7:06:00 PM
 check to see if acuator is seized up or if it has a electric solenoid that is stuck open.


   Actuator Assembly Destroyed from Musky-Hunter (63.91.159.103)  3/20/2002 11:30:00 AM
 Turns out after I dismanted the actuator assembly I found it was in very bad shape after only one season's use by the former owner. The gasket in front of the master cylinder was ripped off, the piston was siezed up and stuck on the manual release latch and the electric solenoid was snapped right off the end of the master cylinder. Buyer beware I guess. Lessons learned, pay more attention to the trailer in boat purchases.

MFI is shipping me a new tongue actuator assembly. Is there a trick to getting that inserted into the tongue and getting all the parts lined up so I can get the pins back in? Which way to I turn the nuts on my brakes to loosen them to bleed the brakes? Is it like gas lines where they are backwards threaded?

Thanks.


   brakes from triton 2159 (152.163.205.56)  3/20/2002 6:15:00 PM
  Brake bleaders are standard thread lefty loosey righty tighty. Go to www.ufpnet.com. this is the manufacture of your brakes. they have a very good site on disasembly & asambly of brake system. I just replaced my brake away cable on mine.


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