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!
Monday, October 1st, 2007 AT 10:13 AM