Im trying to buy a new truck, I test drove a sweet f150 this evening and the only problem to be had was that there was a noticible grinding sound when I lightly pressed the brake, coming from what I thought to be the right rear section of the car.
I love this truck but the only thing is I dont wanna buy it unless it is not a huge fix, I need to know if this is even a problem and how much it would cost to fix it.
Thanks - jack: )
REQUEST THAT YOU COULD JACK UP EACH REAR WHEEL--REMOVE THE WHEEL AND THE BRAKE DRUM, THEN INSPECT THE BRAKES FOR FAULTS. LIKE LINING IS ABOUT GONE. PIECES NOT IN PLACE. ETC
20-30 MINUTES OF LABOR MIGHT LET YOU SEE AN INEXPENSIVE BRAKE JOB IS NEEDED----MIGHT ALSO BE LEVERAGE TO GET THE PRICE LOWER
I THINK YOU'D BE MUCH HAPPIER IN A REAL JEEP THAN IN A TRUCK. JUST LOOK AT THE HORIZON OVER THAT '46s HOOD. GIVES ME GOOSE BUMPS EVERY TIME I DRIVE EITHER ONE OF 'EM!
September, 25, 2012 AT 2:58 AM
September, 25, 2012 AT 3:36 AM
I KNEW YOU WOULD PICK DOOR NUMBER 1.......A JEEP!
I ALWAYS TAKE MY VACUUM GAUGE TO LOOK AT A VEHICLE FOR ME OR FOR SOMEONE ELSE. ESPECIALLY FOR SOMETHING OLDER.
YOU CAN GET A LOT OF INTERNAL INFO ABOUT AN ENGINE BY WATCHING THE GAUGE'S MOVEMENTS AND READINGS......YOU STRIVE TO SEE A STEADY NEEDLE 20hg OR SLIGHTY LOWER (LOWER IS 21hg OR 22hg--REMEMBER THIS IS "VACUUM" NOT "PSI")
SEE JUST A QUICK "TEE IN" AND YOU HAVE A "SUCTION X-RAY"!
ARE YOU GETTING MOTIVATED NOW?
SOME CHILTON'S MANUALS HAVE DIAGRAMS WITH MULTIPLE VACUUM DIALS--EXPLANATIONS OF EACH DIAL...AND ARROWS POINTING WHAT THE NEEDLE IS DOING....MY VACUUM GAUGE (DOUBLES AS A MECHANICAL FUEL PUMP PRESSURE GAUGE..LOW PRESSURES--CARB CARS)---MY OOOLLD SET ALSO CONTAINS A COMPRESSION TEST GAUGE....I KEPT A COPY OF THAT CHILTON PAGE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX FOR A FIELD REFERENCE
WATCH HOW SHE JUST ABANDONS THE "TRUCK GUYS"....IN FACT, SHE'S ALMOST A BLUR...SHE SORTA MAGICALLY APPEARS IN THE "REAL VEHICLE"
I AM TALKING FROM EXPERIENCE...I GOT MY DRIVER'S LICENSE IN 1981....HAD 7 CJs...STILL HAVE THE LAST 2....THEY WERE/ARE MY PRIMARY TRANSPORTATION THE ENTIRE TIME.
September, 25, 2012 AT 3:38 AM
WRONG PIC--HERE'S THE EXPLANATION'S
September, 25, 2012 AT 2:09 PM
With the truck on the rack turn the wheel, the brake drum may be out of round. While your at it look at the front disc brakes the low brake tab might be bent giving a slight noise when put on the brakes.