Trailer brake issue...

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  1. dustinbriq

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    I have a 2005 Pacific dual axle trailer with surge disc brakes for my Parker 2320. The problem I am having is the trailer brakes lock up when backing up. It happens on level ground and is worse when backing up hill. I've tried backing up with the trailer unplugged from the tow vehicle and the problem still remains. The trailer is in good condition, as I wash it down every time I use it. Any ideas or input is appreciated.
     
  2. dwaynesda

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    Reverse lockout solenoid is not working properly. It is either malfunctioning or has a bad electrical ( power or ground) connection.
     
  3. dustinbriq

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    Would the reverse lockout solenoid be active with the trailer unplugged from the tow vehicle?
     
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    When you disconnect the plug, you deactivate it so it will not work. Reconnect the plug to the truck and have a helper put his hand on the solenoid. Put the truck in reverse with your foot on the brake, and your helper should feel the solenoid click when he sees your reverse lights come on. If he can't feel the click, then it needs to be checked out. Again, it could be a power or ground problem or it is malfunctioning.
     
  5. Duramax

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    First of all you need to make sure that you have reverse lockout selnoid.
    2) If you have one it would be at the trailer brake master also called
    Brake actuator. It would be at the rear of the actuator were the brake
    line comes out. The solenoid has one wire that comes out of it and is
    going to your hitch plug connector.

    3) You also need to make sure that you have the propper adapter.
    If forgot but I think you need a Six pin/wire adapter. That's the one for
    reverse lock out.

    4) So go out now and check for the Solenoid.
    If you don't have one, it's not a big deal to install one.

    5) If you do have one, make sure that you got the propper adapter 4pin
    or 5pin (5 or 6) .

    Let me know if you have any more questions, I'll be glad to help you out.:gaygroup:
     
  6. the hook

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    Isn't there a manual lockout, too? Good info there, René
     
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    Yup, there is a small hole on top of the receiver hitch.
    You can put a bolt in there or make yourself a little jig, if you place the bolt in the hole you can also back up your trailer with no problems.

    To do the bolt thing is a pain :indabutt:, by yourself but it works.

    I tried the jig thing and didn't like it, so I just bought the solenoid and the other hitch adapter.
     
  8. Ed Y

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    As others have said... your solenoid is not working correctly - there's usually not much that goes wrong with them, so I'd guess the electrical connection. On the older model Ford F150s, the backup light on the tow harness is tied to the backup lights on the truck - same fuse. I've had that fuse blow out and cause the same problem you are having.
     
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    Make sure the back up light connector on the truck has power. My F250 had to have the connector modified to tie in the backup light power. Some just require the fuse to be installed.
     
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    I have the same exact problem.
     
  11. gecsr1

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    5 wire with electric solenoid, 4 wire without. if you have the electric solenoid you need to but the vehicle in reverse before the incline your backing up, if not you have locked the brakes on with the solenoid. Must be on flat ground first is the trick..

    If you have a 4 wire with no electric solenoid you must manualy lock out the brakes , most brake controllers have a lock out hole, or just use a "C" Clamp to hold the actuator from engageing.
     

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