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'00 dodge ram diving

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shaun89, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. shaun89

    shaun89 1/2 ton status

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    my dad has a '00 short box dodge ram 1500 and he just got tires, alignment, brake pads and shocks done a week ago. now his first time on the highway getting off he hit the brakes and the truck dove to the right. since he got all that done its been fine until today...its stumped me. anyone know dodges well?:confused:
     
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    Sounds like the left side caliper isn't working...which would be odd if all that had just been done. Usually if a place does your brakes they'll test drive after to make sure it stops nice and straight though.

    Rene
     
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    ya thats what im thinking, just bad timing with the caliper going bad and all the work being done i guess. ive never had to check for that before, im guessing u just take off the caliper a hit the brakes and see what it does?
     
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    If you do that you may overextend the caliper.

    I dont know if that truck has 4 wheel disks or disk/drum. If it has rear drums, could be that one of the adjusters isnt working, and the rear brakes 'self adjusted', the right one tightened down, and the left one didnt.
     
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    I know on mine with a 60:
    Needs the pin bushings lubed. Caliper isn't sliding, or it's bad.

    BTW, The dodge brakes are crappy, IMO. I have to lube em up every time I change oil to be trouble free.
     

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