2004 Ram 1500 quad, 4x4, 5.7, 38,000mi.
Hello All, One time I pulled my boat, when to my surprise, it was filled with about 600 gallons of water. Totaled around 7000-8000 lbs.
Shortly thereafter I started to experience a vibration when braking, more so at higher speeds (40+), and a loss of fuel mileage of about 2mpg.
Replaced all 4 rotors ($36 a piece, cheap enough), but not the pads (Don't ask why, but my wife and the fact that she controls the $$ had something to do with it). Still have the vibration, although not as bad. Mileage still down. There is very little pulsation in the brake pedal.
Is it possible that I damaged the shocks when I hooked up the overly-heavy boat (truck was on the stops). No fluid leaking from them. Could they be bouncing when I brake, making it feel like a warped rotor?
Is it possible that the pads are feathered? It didn't look like it when I had them off.
Thanks for any help. I'm at my wits end and my kidneys aren't taking the beating very well either!
have the same problem?
Monday, October 1st, 2007 AT 10:13 AM