View Full Version : Brakes on '91 RC LWB
01-13-2003, 05:52 PM
My buddy said to ask. His '91 has never had great brakes. They do the job most of the time.<br><br>He says when he comes up to a stop on a bumpy or washboard surface it acts as though it has almost no brakes.<br><br>The rears do work as he told me he has replaced rear drums twice in around 350,000. It would seem to have something to do with rear ABS system wouldn't it?<br><br>
01-14-2003, 09:03 AM
Check this thread;<br><br>http://www.dodge-diesel.org/yabbse/index.php?board=16;action=display;threadid=1058;st art=0<br><br>Dan
01-14-2003, 01:48 PM
COOL!!! I'm printing it out for buddy and I as I type this resonse!<br><br>In my Furd, I pulled my antilock fuse, and it seems to be a bit better mannered!<br><br>THANKS!!!<br><br>
01-15-2003, 02:51 AM
There are two solutions to the break issue.<br>1) convert to the 1 ton brakes which use 3" shoes. This works pretty good.<br>2) convert to the 4 wheel disk system. It's called EGR.<br>With that system I don't think you have an E-Brake anymore, but I may be wrong. Either way, you need to do a religious brake adjustment regularly for them to work right.<br>I adjust mine every month, when I do the ole belts/hoses/fluids/general service.<br>The ABS connector can get dirty/pitted and make poor contact. That will affect rear ABS efficiency, and the sensor for the ABS can go bad as well. Use electrical contact cleaner on the plugs/sockets, the squeeze in some dielectric grease, and reconnect. That will buy you max trouble free service with the ABS. It's worked for me and I live in a darn wet/damp climate here on the west coast of BC.<br><br>Bob.
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