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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: waterboro, me
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Hey guys, I have a problem with my ex that has me concerned. Yesterday I was hauling a car trailer with a small-medium size car on it. Hauled it about 30-40 minutes away on roads that average speed was 50. Well, I started slowing down for a turn, and the pedal went to the floor, pumped again, still nothing, third pump I started feeling some resistance, but still no where near what it should be.
My game plan now is new rotors and pads all the way around, and fresh brake fluid. Going to suck all the old fluid out with a power bleeder on all 4 corners. Anything else I should do, or look at? I'm about to leave for a road trip, so I want all my concerns addressed before I leave.
The part that has me concerned, is that I looked at the pads, and I have bare minimum 40% of the pad left all the way around, and my brake fluid is about half full.
My thoughts is that it's old OEM fluid, and is overdue for a change. With lower viscosity due to age, I may have boiled the fluid in a caliper or two. Would you guys agree? If so, am I taking the right action? Anything else you'd look into? Is it a sign that the master is going bad? Or something else?
2001 excursion 4x4, 4" Magnaflow SS exhaust, AEM Brute Force intake, 05 conversion, 6k HID's, after market tail lights, and thats it for now. More to come..
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