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Old 09-25-2013, 09:30 PM
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The rear brakes are a Drum-in-Disc setup. Your regular brakes are disc, then inside the rotor (hub) is a small set of shoes and a drum-type setup for the parking brake.

Doubt you warped anything, you probably got it warm, just dont do it again, and change the brake shoes inside the drum if you are that worried about it.
Hmm.... Did not know this. That is good to know. The forum comes through again!
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thanks for all the replies. this is why I like this site. the rotors were never red hot but the driver side was throwing a very small amount of smoke when you really looked hard and of course smelled. I am planning on driving it today to see how the brakes react. I am concerned about ebrake especially in the spring at the boat ramp so will get them looked at in the spring when I get it out of storage. why drive it in the salt if you don't need to. had it for a year and have only 1200 klms on it. really only need it for towing so it doesn't get a lot of use. still love the truck though. glad we bought it. the towing capacity is night and day compared to my old 98 Dakota 4 by 4 with the 5.2 litre motor.
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This is one reason I set my brake every time I park, even on flat surfaces when it isn't necessary: habituation.
It's always good to use the parking brake because even on "flat" ground the car will typically roll and that puts a lot of stress on the transmission.
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It's always good to use the parking brake because even on "flat" ground the car will typically roll and that puts a lot of stress on the transmission.
Ditto, exact reason, Agree 100%
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It's always good to use the parking brake because even on "flat" ground the car will typically roll and that puts a lot of stress on the transmission.
Never understood this argument. 400hp engine accelerating the truck is fine but truck resting on the gear is "a lot of stress"????
May be we all should be putting wheel chocks under our wheels because if truck rolls, it will put a lot of stress on our parking brakes too.

Now, rolling with the e-brake engaged like OP is a different story, can't say I haven't done this once or twice

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Never understood this argument. 400hp engine accelerating the truck is fine but truck resting on the gear is "a lot of stress"????
May be we all should be putting wheel chocks under our wheels because if truck rolls, it will put a lot of stress on our parking brakes too.
You don't know how the transmission works, and what a parking prawl is. This pin is tiny comparatively and putting a lot of stress on it over years can cause it to break and send your vehicle rolling. Or if your vehicle gets hit it will break.

I'm sure you've heard people put it in park, let off the brake, and the car rolls a couple inches then stops and you hear a terrible click/clank noise. That's the stress on the parking prawl. One day it won't stop rolling.
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You don't know how the transmission works, and what a parking prawl is. This pin is tiny comparatively and putting a lot of stress on it over years can cause it to break and send your vehicle rolling. Or if your vehicle gets hit it will break.

I'm sure you've heard people put it in park, let off the brake, and the car rolls a couple inches then stops and you hear a terrible click/clank noise. That's the stress on the parking prawl. One day it won't stop rolling.
I'll take your word for it as I really have no interest in how transmissions work. One would think that it would be designed with the truck's weight in mind.... At any rate if it fails under 100K - I'll let warranty take care of it, after - it's someone else's problem.
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No worries just trying to give you helpful info. I doubt chrysler would repair your transmission if the parking prawl broke, as they would know it was from abuse.

Most people don't realize but you are SUPPOSED to use the PARKING BRAKE when you park (hence the name). I haven't looked but I bet in the owner's manual it has a procedure for parking, which includes the parking brake.

You are correct, they designed it with the truck's weight in mind, only the parking brake is what is designed to hold the weight. Yes the transmission will hold it, but it's a lot of stress, and eventually will likely fail.
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