1995 F250 drivin me nuts
Ok I got a 1995 F250 Power Stroke that came in for brake problems. The truck hauls a lot of weight plus it pulls our concrete trailer pump. It’s had a spongy brake pedal for a few years now but we have been living with it. But now the brakes are just too bad to drive the truck.
Cold truck, first thing in the morning, first time you touch the brake pedal you literally got thought the windshield, extremely touchy, goes away after you use them a few times.
My thoughts: hard, glazed pads and shoes……
At a red light brake pedal goes almost to the floor hangs 1 ½ to 1 from the rug.
When he is loaded and he has to stop quickly he gets good braking at first but looses braking power with in seconds.
Hard, glazed pads and shoes, improperly adjusted e-brake……..
What I have done.
I replaced the rear brake shoes, drums, rear anti-lock brake valve and the ABS sensor in the rear end, a suggestion from the parts department at ford and from a previous experience of poor braking power.
Still the same thing, no power and pedal to the floor.
Replaced the master cylinder with a factory one
Got another Master on the way but had an hour to kill so I honed the old one and tried it.
Got the second new one and guess what
You can bump them up rock hard and it will hold it for 3 seconds and then 5 seconds later it’s and inch from the floor when standing on them.
Tomorrow I’m going to check the e-brake adjustment, pull the fronts apart (new last year from Auto Zone) to check the calipers and replace the rotor and pads with factory parts from Ford.
But that pedal feels like a bad Master it’s got me nuts……….