Stuck rear brake pedal


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Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

Post by thunderwing » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:43 pm



Well I dived into finding a set of cotter pin removal tools, primarily a hook and pick set:

https://www.amazon.com/ABN-Hook-Pick-5- ... way&sr=8-3

I feel this will work. I will post as to how it all worked out as I won't have the time until the next weekend.

Love this forum, I always get answers.....figured I'd share my research as well.


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Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:33 pm

thunderwing wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Any recommendations on getting the cotter pin out for the brake pedal pivot......Broke the tail of the pin and it's flush with the pivot point. The head of the cotter pin is difficult to get at even with a motorcycle jack with straps. Tried needle nose vise grips couldn't get a grip on the head of the pin, perhaps a super long thin steel pin would work to lightly tap it out with a light hammering.

I'm open to suggestions as I'm almost there, just this cotter pin is holding me up.

Thank you!!
I use an awl pick type of tool, sharp enough to get into the head of it, so that I can pry it out.

I also recommend replacing it with a new one - and use stainless steel, as a regular steel one will rust in place and you'll never get it out again.

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Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

Post by thunderwing » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:43 pm

Repair complete. The hook and pick set was helpful but not in the way I thought. I couldn't hook the head of the cotter pin, must have been in there as OEM, and at 36 years old it wasn't coming out even with liquid wrench. Used the pick to bend the pin up and down mid section in the center of the pivot point until it was fatigued and broke away and the head of the cotter pin fell out at that point. Had to use a 2x4 wooden block to knock the brake pedal off the pivot point, it was stubborn and required more persuasion that I thought but in the end it came loose, thank god! Used marine grease after sandpapering the rust away on the pivot point, and used stainless steel cotter pins to replace old beat up pins.

Thanks god for this thread.

Updated thread as promised.
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Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

Post by DenverWinger » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:01 am

Congrats on the Success :D ... and thanks for the update!

One less "Hanging" thread on the site! :lol:
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Re: Stuck rear brake pedal

Post by albinoredneck » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:50 am

shooting lithium grease into the oil hole is a temporary fix.. you really need to take it apart and clean the shaft and the brake pedal hole. put some new grease on the parts and put it all back together.
I tried taking the short cut way.. it lasted for a few weeks. I learned the hard way. do it right,,,do it ONCE.



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