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Old 07-15-2010, 12:09 PM   #29
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I am in the process of buying a 1972 Ambassador. The PO tells me that the electric brakes are not working. How do I correct this problem? Also what should I be looking for to determine if the axles need to be replaced?
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:19 PM   #30
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I am in the process of buying a 1972 Ambassador. The PO tells me that the electric brakes are not working. How do I correct this problem? Also what should I be looking for to determine if the axles need to be replaced?
All suggestions are welcome.
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Rodney.

Reading the "Dura-torque axle" article in the Airstream Central part of this Forums, will tell you how to check the axles out yourself.

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I am in the process of buying a 1972 Ambassador. The PO tells me that the electric brakes are not working. How do I correct this problem? Also what should I be looking for to determine if the axles need to be replaced?
All suggestions are welcome.
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The brake issue could be something as simple as bad wiring (short or open). Inspect the wiring to see if it looks good. If all appears good, then take a voltmeter to your brake lines when you have the brakes applied. That should tell you a lot right there. If you have good voltage then your brake might be siezed.

As for bad axles, generally you can determine a bad axle on a '72 if the top of the wheel well covers a portion of the wheels/rims. Post a picture of your Ambassador and we can help you out.
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