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NO BRAKES!!

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Drumaz, Sep 11, 2008.

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  1. Drumaz

    Drumaz Member

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    So I'm totally bummed.....

    Last week I get a call... 3 downed Oak trees and a LARGE trunk (about 10 ft long - 3 ft wide) Go cut it up and take it. FREE !! SWEET!

    Load up all my gear last night... jump in the truck this morning and off I go. Get about 2 miles from the house and stop at a stop sign. Just as I come to a stop.. I hear POW!!! The brake pedal goes right to the floor!! Thank God there was nobody around. I could have killed somebody. And thank god it didn't happen with a bed full of Oak tree!!

    I limp the truck back home.. Don't see any fluid coming out. Brakes don't pump up. They'll stop the truck.. but BARELY!!

    Thoughts?

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  2. Bammer

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    Master cylinder was my first thought.

    My second was where is this free wood?? :)
  3. Drumaz

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    hahahahahaa.... Nice try!!
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    :red: ;-)
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    Assuming the 'POW' wasn't from the pedal hitting the floor I'm guessing something physically broke at one wheel.

    I would pull all 4 wheels and R&R;all 4 brakes....not just the broken one.

    Your brake reservoir has two sections. Is one empty?

    You may be able to get another clue by checking if the e-brake works.

    Since we are talking about brakes, it would be a smart idea for you to take it to a shop.
  6. Drumaz

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    [/quote]Since we are talking about brakes, it would be a smart idea for you to take it to a shop.[/quote]

    dropping it off tonite. Don't have the time or energy to mess with it. Plus I need it saturday!!!
  7. Drumaz

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    It was brakeline... all fixed!

    mid 90's F150's are Rust BUCKETS!!
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    I was gonna say the same thing, check the other brake lines cause where theres smoke theres fire! :lol: A big ol load of read oak is tough enought to stop especially with only 3% of the braking capacity!!! Where was that oak? ;-)
  9. Drumaz

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    Actually that was the last of the old ones..... Thanks though..





    FIND YOUR OWN WOOD!! Hahahahaaaaa....
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