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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by speed4life, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. speed4life

    speed4life Registered Member

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    Ok oK guys I am new to 4wheelling and trail riding I bought my 88 K5 about 2.5 months ago has been a dream of a vehicle CLEAN CLEAN.

    Now here is the deal I have taken it on some trail rides (nothing extreme) just that trails (dirt roads and the normal pot hole)

    Went sunday and got a little muddy (no biggy) Been driving it all week to and from work ----- this morning driving to work my truck start making WIERD noises and the dam brakes felt like they were sticking irraticaly. Dont know how to explain it other than that i am getting a thunk noise from the rear and what fells like a bumping fell at the same time

    It DOES NOT sound like metal to metal (none of the usual sounds that meatal would make

    It has done this around 30mph and also on the highway at like 65mph

    I have never used the 4wheel drive yet but to test it before i bought it and thats it - So I can say its not the front wheel drive section ot anything

    What I like to find out is it posible that the brakes get clogged up from dirt and crap

    Any ideas would be greatly needed if anyone else might have been through this

    thanks from


    Randall

    Roanoke Va.......
     
  2. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My truck makes a lot of weird noises. You know what I do?


    Turn up the radio! :D :D
     
  3. speed4life

    speed4life Registered Member

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    Oh need to add the bump noise or feel isnt just the rear its like throught the hole truck ---- Really wierd
     
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    I installed boggers!
     
  5. chevy wrangler

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    maybe your e-brake, my cousin took his f@rd wheeling in the sand one time and he told me his felt like that and i checked all over and found out he had the e-brake on!!! figures typical f@rd drivers!!!LOL
     
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    yes you can get mud in the drums. that can cause problems with braking. you should be able to jack it up, pull the wheel and pull the drum. clean the snot out of it.
     
  7. speed4life

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    I took it to a car wash this evening and sprayed the hole under carrage not sure if it will help but I like my truck and turning up the radio or putting noisy tires on is out of the question

    I did howevercheck the e-brake and it works fine the brake pedal does however feel sticky at times and with no consitincey at all it to statred this morning with everthing else....


    HHHHHEEEEELLLLPPPP
     
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    does it feel like your pulling some thing heavy?? might be the brakes like chas said
     
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    yeah. drum brakes can be notorious for crap like that. my sub felt that way for a while when i drove on the road after mudding. id check the drums like chas said. Or you could do what im planning on doing later and convert them to disk. They are alot smoother and not to mention alot easier to work on. But if it feels like the brakes then i would do a full underbody inspection, check all your lines, check or change your fluid, and if you still cant find out what it is then clean the drums, but thats just my $.02.
     
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    Mud caked on the inside of your rims might be what you're feeling.
     
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    my blazer clunks and rattles and shakes and shimmies too. Must be a k5 thing? I vote for mud in the rotors too!

    ~Brian
     
  12. speed4life

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    Well guys I like to say thanks to you all it was the drums and BOY were they full of crap i took off the drum and the smell that came out of it stunk to high heaven. They were pretty dirty and nasty the cables are fine but i still re-lubed them and cleaned everything


    Thanks for everyones help in it

    So does anyone here live near Roanoke Va -- we got some great trails in the area along with some good home cookin

    If anyone plans on driving this way just hit me up I'll Host and be a "tour guide" lol

    Later guys
     
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    Its mud in the drums.


    EDIT- I saw you already figured it out. Thats one of the reasons I dont go "mudding." For one it gets boring after a while, it messes up your brakes, it kills u-joint, kills wheel cylinders, eats wheel bearings, and causes rust. Rocks can do some serious damage too, but if your drive careful its not that bad.
    -Harrison
     
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    I would like to know exactly just how mud does all this damage. could it be you don't grease anything under your rig and then water gets in.

    the rust is because you don't clean your truck afterwards. you could say all the same things about road salt.

    Mud never gets boring. I can pull jeeps out all day with a smile.
     
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    yup i like mud and down here there is no rust only from people not washing the mud off
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    lets here from some more sane people like chevy wrangler
     
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    Well if wasn't for mud I think CK5 membership would be a tad lower. For most of us the trails are either mud or snow, with the exception of maybe two weeks in the driest of August's!
     
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    I might be drunk right now but your sig line is hilarious.:haha:
     
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    Hopefully both! :D
     
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    Mud is a blast,rust has never been an issue,and as said keep it all greased,no problems.Might be a pain to wash,but hey!
     

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