08-23-2009, 04:24 PM
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New here trying to buy a truck but it has brake problems
Hi everyone, I've been looking for an OSB for a few months now and I finally found one I like thats in great shape and one hell of a deal.
It just has one problem I am worried about, the brake pedal gets rock hard after you step on it once.
ex. coming to stop at a light you press the brakes and everything feels fine, but if you let off for a second and go to re-apply they are rock hard and the truck barely stops.
The brake light wasn't on when I test drove it but the woman I am buying it from said it did come on that morning. The reservoir is full of fluid and she said she "had the brakes done" in may. She also said the problem was new to her but who knows shes trying to sell the truck so....a grain of salt I suppose.
I really want this truck but just want to make sure its not going to break my bank to get it working right, its a good deal now but not if I have to dump a ton of money to get it to be able to stop.
Any ideas? I want to get it before anyone else buys it but I need some advice.
its a 95 f250 XLT extended cab 4x4
One owner (a woman) in great shape
still worth it to me since I haven't been able to find anything this nice for under $5000
Thanks for any help.