Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Near NC in VA.
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Are my brakes normal...and if not, what do I need to do?
My truck stops pretty well considering it's over 8k lbs, has 210k miles and 35" tires.
That said, it only does it when I have time to evenly and calmly apply the brake pedal. If I stab the brakes, they go 1/2 way to the floor or better almost instantly and feel like I have about half of the stopping power of applying them 'normally'. It makes a panic stop twice as panicky since it feels like I'm trying to stop a loaded trailer when I stab the brakes.
I commute 80+ miles a day, through a tunnel, so telling me not to stab the brakes isn't really going to help.
My power steering pump whines...perhaps related?
2005 F350 Lariat, DRW, CCLB, 6.0L, 6spd, 4x4 (all the normal stuff replaced, leaky head gaskets [again]...)
2006 F450 XL, DRW, RCNB (regular cab, no bed
), 6.0L, Auto, RWD. Stock head gaskets, stock bolts, running strong without a hint of puking.
2000 Excursion (project)
2001 TDI Jetta (wife's ride). Injectors. Still slow as molasses in winter.