1987 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 187k miles
I bought this truck (87 dodge dakota 2x4 for $300, pretty good condition, considering the year and climate. However, the brake system did not fare as well as the rest of the truck. In particular the HSPV. It is badly rusted and 2 brake lines have snapped off in the valve, so I either get a new one at $289, replace the lines and prorobly the wheel cylnders and calipers( those bleeder screws look bad too)
By this time I'm looking at close to 2x if not more than I paid for the truck.
I came up with the idea of bypassing the HSPV. I would connect the primary line directly to the metering valve on the rear axle, and simply plug the bypass line at the differential/metering valve up front. After which I would adjust the rear brakes so as to try and prevent them from locking up as much as possible. I know this is not recommended, but my question is. Would this work?
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 AT 3:21 PM