Question about 1999 Dodge Ram
I bought a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 conversion van. The brake pedal was very low. I had to beat the rear drums off, because the brake shoes were welded to the bad drums. I iinstaled new shoes drums & spring kit The pedal did not come up.But I devloped a hammering from the rear of the van. The brakes were hammering. I was told it seemed I had a warped rear drum. 3 sets later,The problem persisted. I was advised the front shoes needed to be changed. We first removed the front hoses from the frame clamps, cleaned the rust from the hose and clamp,to assure prper flow through the hoses.. When I cahanged the front, I bought all new! Rotors calipers w/ bracket & pads.The problem is still there. When braking from 55 mph the backend hammmers somthing awful. Is it possible the proportional valve is bad? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Katie..
Are the brake shoes on right, there are two size shoes, One shoe has a longer brake lining then the other. The short brake lining is towards the front of the van and the longer brake lining is towards the rear. The rear brakes also may need to be adjusted, you can do that by going in revers in a empty parking lot and push the brakes as hard as you can to stop the van. Don't give your self a whip lash, just push down gradually and as far to the floor you can about 7 to 10 times. The self adjusters should adjust the brake on both sides, try this first before you take the brakes apart again. It may just need a adjustment and after that check the brake fluid in the master cylinder. Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted, be glad to help
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
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