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    hand control problem

    I've been having this problem lately with my hand controls where they do not return to neutral when I let go. When this happens, there is enough pressure on the brake to keep the tail lights on. If I forget to wiggle it until it is neutral, it will drain the battery. It happened today while I was at work, and I needed a jump start-- real pain.

    Anyway, I do not see anything to adjust really. It was working fine until recently, and has occurred before. I believe they are Mark IV: push to break, down for gas. I will probably bring it back to the dealer, but he is kinda far so any advice is appreciated.

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    I can't put up with hand control problems.
    I would go back to the dealer ASAP
    When I gotta go.I gotta go but when I have to stop I want to know I am going to .
    Mary

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    We had this problem and the dealer just loosened a spring that was too tight.

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    jack had this same problem with his controls. it turned out to be his master cyclinder was bad and not putting out enough to push against the weight of the metal. once it was replaced we no longer had to pull teh handcontrol brake back up. this was on a chevy s-10 with i believe mobility products handcontrols.


    jack.........did i have all this correct?

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by OhioChica - Becky:

    jack had this same problem with his controls. it turned out to be his master cyclinder was bad and not putting out enough to push against the weight of the metal.
    jack.........did i have all this correct?

    Yes thats exactly what was wrong, There is a spring inside the master cylinder that is supposed to push your brake pedal back but if it gets weak it is not strong enough to push your pedal and your controls back up.

    Jack

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    Hi, I was looking at a friends 2001 Chevy truck today that has hand controls. There is a spring between the brake pedal and the dash to help pull the pedal back up. He said the professional installer added this at the time the controls were installed.

    Hope this helps
    Jack

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by jack9166:

    Hi, I was looking at a friends 2001 Chevy truck today that has hand controls. There is a spring between the brake pedal and the dash to help pull the pedal back up. He said the professional installer added this at the time the controls were installed.

    Hope this helps
    Jack

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up bringing it back to the dealer, and he put in a spring to push the pedal back. Feels weird at first, but I'll get used to it.

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