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TOUCHY BRAKES!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rh88k5, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. rh88k5

    rh88k5 Registered Member

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    The brakes on my '88 are very grabby, not much effort to lock em up especially at low speeds. I just got it on the road last night, could it be that I'm just not used to it or maybe something wrong? Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. imiceman44

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    Did you check the pads, if they are worn out and the metal is gripping on metal you could get that otherwise you just have great brakes and I envy you /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
    One more thing, can you tell if you just lock up the front? you might have a problem in the modulator (I am not sure of the name, it's what biases the front to the back)
    Hope this helps
    IceMan
     
  3. BowtieBlazer

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    How far is the pedal depressing? Sounds like air in the lines and when they do grab they grab full force....also could be the master cylinder going out if it feels spongy before grabbing.
     
  4. HarryH3

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    Are all the wheels locking, or just one or both of the rears? Drum brakes grab when there is gear lube on the drums and shoes. That's a sure way to find out that you have a leaking axle seal. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    I second what Harry said. I have had experience with that myself. Good possibility.

    John
     
  6. rh88k5

    rh88k5 Registered Member

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    To all, front pads are brand new, no leaks in rear, not much pedal travel. Less than 1 hour ago it passed state inspection, so I guess everything is fine, thanks.
     

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