Front brakes growling for several days so I replaced everything on my F150 brakes: front brakes - wheel cyl, calipers, rotors, pads, inner / outer bearings and dust seal; and rear brakes - shoes & drums turned. Fresh fluid - 3 qts - and flushed the system twice. Checked for any leaks - none; however, spongy brake pedal persists.
When I'm done bleeding - 2 person method: one in vehicle and one under truck - the pedal feels strong; however, when I start the truck the pedal goes nearly to the floor. It will stop but it is uncomfortably soft. I've only driven around my neighborhood at 20-25 mph max. I don't trust it to get on the highway.
This model does have ABS which seems to work fine.
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 AT 1:11 AM