Electric Brakes ????

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by sp, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. sp

    sp Senior Member

    Hi All,

    I had a little surprise last week when I pulled off my brake drums so I could repack the bearings. One of the round magnets was missing. :disapprove: I'm not sure where it went unless the previous owner took it off and never went back to put it on.

    Is this an easy fix?
    Do I replace the magnet only or is it a kit?
    Can I fix just the one or do I have to do all four?

    Also, I was on a road that had alot of traffic lights and I picked up a little speed between two of them. I didn't realize the light had changed so I got on the brakes pretty good but I couldn't stop. I nearly went into on comming traffic before it stopped. :eek:

    Could this be from the missing magnet?
    Does this occur when the brakes get heated up from continuous use?

    Thanks for any help.
    Steve :cool:
  2. gunfighter09

    gunfighter09 New Member

    Electric Brakes ????

    The missing magnet will cause that brake not to work but the others should have still worked unless you have a short in the ground from your brake control or the brake controller is bad. A bad connection or corrosion in your connecter would affect all of the brakes so I would look at that too. Magnets are not difficult to replace but if they are old, you should probably replace them all. I think the magnets are about $20 each. Also, a good brake control like the Jordan 2020 Ultima has a built in ammeter that will detect a bad or missing magnet.

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