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Old 11-22-2011, 09:40 PM
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I don't use "hill assist".

My parking brake will hold my truck on a down hill slope while in drive or not, engine running or not. That being said, I use my parking brake most of the time when parking, that is what it is for. I have 34000 miles and have not adjusted it yet. I have never had it not hold the truck in place. I use 'park' after the 'brake'.

My guess would be that your drums and/or shoes are contaminated with rust. IMHO it would be needed to disassemble, clean and adjust them. Done properly, the brake will work like new. Use the parking brake more often to help keep them clean.
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