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soft brakes, then hard

Hey there, bought a new work truck. Just love the obs, only issue I notice currently is the brakes, I searched and found pages and pages of brake stuff but little with my exact symptoms, that I found anyway. Old ow ner said its been this way for a while.

Brakes peddle is very soft about 3 quarters of the throw is gone by the time they engage, even when they are engaged its nothing astounding. If I pump nothing changes, if I stand on them all the way the floor then release and try again the peddle is very stiff but they still dont engage until 3/4 travel, its just harder to get it there, drive for a bit and things go back to soft.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, hopefully something easy amd cheap.

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I would probably check on the adjustment of the rear shoes and manually adjust if necessary. I would also see what your vacuum pump is actually putting out and make sure that you don't have any vacuum leaks. Cheers!

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I would probably check on the adjustment of the rear shoes and manually adjust if necessary. I would also see what your vacuum pump is actually putting out and make sure that you don't have any vacuum leaks. Cheers!
Yup rear brake adjustment is probably key to your problem

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