Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Vehicle: 01 Dakota SLT CC
Modifications: Gibson Cat-Back exhaust system; 2004 front disc brakes: Hellwig rear sway bar: 2/3 drop
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I bled the front brakes again (gravity bled) and ran about 1 pint through each caliper, then test drove the truck. No change. I then adjusted the rear brakes as advised - i had to crank the star wheel about 4 times per side through the backing plate. Test drove again and I definitely have a higher pedal ( no surprise) and it does feel a bit firmer than before (still a bit mushy). I might try bleeding the entire system again and see what happens.
I have not noticed any of the classis symptoms of master cylinder failure, buit will keep that possibility in mind. You never know!
In the process, I noticed that both front wheel hub assemblies are a little loose (I was getting a little bit of a whine the last week or so). I ordered all the parts (including the non re-useable retaining nuts at $14 a piece from mother Mopar), so I have another repair session with the Dakota this weekend. I found a few other threads with lots of good info on the hubs.
Thanks, everyone, for the helpful advice. Much appreciated.
2001 Dakota SLT CC 4.7, 45RFE, 9.25 LSD, Gibson cat-back, K&N FIPK, SSBC, Superchips, Belltech 2" coils and 3" leafs
1995 Dakota Sport RC 5.9, 46RH, 3.90 gearing, Belltech 2" coils and Western Chassis drop hangers