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67stang
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From: Lynn Haven FL
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posted 08-04-2003 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...on a 89 F250 SUCK!!

But I got them done today, mostly anyways. I broke a brake line while changing out the wheel cylinder on one of the rears.

No wonder the truck didn't stop worth a damn. There was NO BRAKE pad left on the shoes. Steel on steel!! Both sides on the rear. This truck ain't going to know what to do with a new set of brakes at all 4 corners. New pads/shoes/rotors/drums!! But its mostly done.

The guy that my dad bought this truck from must not have touched the brakes in the entire lifetime of the truck.

And my dad had the Ford dealership look at this truck before buying and they said the brakes were fine. Want to define "fine"?

I need to get pictures of all of this.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-04-2003 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's good to do your brakes every 15 years or so...

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
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posted 08-04-2003 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They were probably just moving you on at the dealer. They should be more responsible. If they see that they won't get any service from it,they probably didn't care.

Glad to see you are doing it right,first on the list. I always inspect the brakes closely on a newly aquired used car.

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67stang
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From: Lynn Haven FL
Registered: Jun 99

posted 08-04-2003 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dad had all his service done at the dealer. If the brakes were needed, they would've been done there too...

And I hate to say, but we drove this truck down here (towing, I might add) from ND with it like this, not aware of the problem because the dealer said it was fine.

Unfortunately, the truck isn't new to us. Dad has had it in ND for about 2 years I guess with no real problems. Had all work done at the dealer. Nothing to give any indication that the brakes were bad so no real reason to pull the drum and check.

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MLariviere
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posted 08-04-2003 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Were you towing heavy,with no trailer brakes? It's quite easy to smoke your brakes when you tow {~5k lbs} with not trailer brakes.

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67stang
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posted 08-05-2003 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flat towed a 81 F150 about 150 miles then it dies on the interstate. Got it towed to a Ford Dealer in South Dakota and hooked the F150 up behind the Ryder for the rest of the trip. Other than that little bit, it has never been used to tow by us. My dad can't pull a trailer

These brakes weren't fried by that. They were history long before that. They had to be. You can tell by the 1/8th inch lip on the drums. I had to get a puller to take the drum/bearing assembly off as a unit.

The truck has been here since last July, but it probably hasn't put on 5 miles since then.

Its an 89 F250 Diesal, and the wife and I are putting money into it so we can tow with it (horse trailers, boat, stang on flatbed) and sell our F150. Until we can afford our SuperDuty

Since there was no indications of bad brakes, I thought that I would just check the brakes before we started using it. I never expected this though...

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MLariviere
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posted 08-06-2003 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At least now you'll know you're safe.

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67stang
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posted 08-07-2003 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just as soon as I get this last brake line replaced...

I sorely wish I had a garage right now, all this rain is drowning me!!

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