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Please read. Fixed my brakes and now truck runs better!
Started the truck this morning and went a few miles and after working the brakes some at a few stop lights I felt it start to pull really bad to the left even after I let off the brake and just trying to drive it while accelerating. After replacing the left side caliper and then the fuel hoses on both sides it feels like I have an extra bit of power and not so lethargic acting in stock mode!
I have a good and trusted shop that I use locally and they showed me where the caliper was freezing up and also that it was probably progressively sticking and getting worse all along until it was really obvious, like today. Seriously the truck really feels better now and kinda coasts longer on level ground!
Just wanted to put this out there and let everyone know. I've been reading lots of threads about not understanding power loss and fuel mileage, etc. One of the mechanics mentioned right away that several of the same model trucks about the same year were somewhat notorious for brake hose problems so hopefully this will help others. Not sure of this or even if there was ever a bulletin or whatever that came out but thought it'd be good to know.....
I know........ I kinda felt bad that I couldn't tell all this time but it would have been hard to know if it started out real mild and got worse like we think it did. Again this hope this may help....
Last edited by E'sStrokr01; 01-27-2011 at 04:47 PM.