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Brake Troubles

Discussion in 'Tech Info' started by Bigtman07, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. MoparMagic'00

    MoparMagic'00 Senior Member

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    how do i tell if i have left over gm brakes or not.. its a 6 of 99 build..
     
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    I checked my manual and it just talks about the wheels. I'm not sure there is a way. But i bled the system again and this time i found some air. Finally some progress! Now it only takes 2 pumps while driving to get brakes. lol Seems though the right rear line or the rears in general have air still. I can hear the rear brakes smack the drum when I hit the brakes sometimes.

    Magic I think most 2nd gen all have GM brakes. If you want to upgrade I have heard talk about a 96 or so Chevy 1ton rear wheel cylinder can be put in for more stopping power.
     
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    Bigman07 Sorry Sir I have not yet looked into this for you been busy elsewhere. Good to read you are making a headway with it.

    As for brake upgrade for the 1500's, you can use the 2500 brake calipers, bigger master cylinder. I am not one for saying install the bigger rear wheel cylinders as the rear brakes already like to lock up under wet/slippery conditions.
     
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    No worries Merc. I'll get it all figured out eventually. Only reason I know of the larger wheel cylinders is the diesel pulling guys do that change because of the larger tires they run and it fits all 3 sizes. I'm going to bleed the brakes again tonight and hope for more air out of the system.
     
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    Thanks Merc!

    Well after beating my head into the wall I figured out what it was... I am an idiot...

    When I first pulled the drum off to change the wheel cylinder the brake adjuster wasn't where it should be. It was just kinda laying in the pads area. I put it where it belongs without another thought... Well I should have thought that the adjuster is all the way closed... So therefore the new wheel cylinder was having to go beyond the normal travel to operate the brakes. I adjusted the brakes out where they belonged and everything is great. Thanks for all the help Merc and others! This one had me goin for a loop but it was just s simple overlooked adjustment.
     
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    You're Welcome anytime.

    Right on man good to read its fixed and well shit happens.
     
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    Yeah it does haha

    Do you happen to know if the adjuster keeper is listed anywhere as a part number? Mine is bent all out of whack.
     
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    My parts books go from 94-08 yes I have part numbers lol. But what part is the adjuster keeper?

    In the 2000 parts book page 106 is where the brake parts start, do you have this book? Can I get a photo of said part?
     
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    See if any of these number match what you have. I highly doubt I can get them at the parts store. It's probably all dealer only stuff but here goes...

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    In the above image the part that is messed up on mine is the Adjuster lever. In the process of trying to find a picture I came across an ebay add for the exact parts I need so there is hope haha But for information purposes Here are the part numbers I found.

    Lever Right: 04383276
    Lever Left: 04383277

    Raybestos H2581 Drum Brake Self Adjuster Repair Kit Rear Right | eBay

    Found it at the parts store too... I really need to stop trying to look things up when I'm tired haha
    http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/s...odel=Ram+2500&vi=1361999&year=2000&make=Dodge
     
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