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1980 C60 Chevrolet Dump Truck. 4 speed manual with 2 speed

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1980 C60 Chevrolet Dump Truck. 4 speed manual with 2 speed axle. When I put it in reverse it won't back up. It acts like there is a brake lock on or something. It tries to move so I know it is engaged through the transmission but will not move. All of the other forward gears work normally. am I missing a step somewhere? I rarely use this truck and do not remember anything special that we have to do to enable backing up. The PTO is not engaged or anything.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

this was my ERA on these trucks

it has a T-170 rear end

put in neutral button down and then go to reverse

see if it move s then

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I will try that when I get home tonight. I am not sure where to find the "put in neutral button"? Is that a button on the shifter?
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Hi

put the trans in neutral with gear shift

then push the red button down

then go back into reverse

I hope this helped you

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK sounds good. Will give it a try.
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry , I got ahead of myself typing

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I do not have a red button. There is a red Rocker switch on the shifter shaft. I am going to try that this afternoon.
Thanks!
Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.

Hi

yes it was either a button or a rocker switch said Hi low

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Worked it out last night. The emergency brake was frozen up. I was releasing the lever in the cab but it was not releasing the brake.
Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.

HI

well your good to go then

surprising it went forward

Have a good day

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