Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 3rd Gen Ram Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


3rd Gen Ram Tech 2002-2008 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 2002 through 2008 Rams Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

Brakes slow to release

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-15-2009, 11:51 AM
PURETRUCK's Avatar
PURETRUCK PURETRUCK is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Vehicle: 2003 RAM 2500 QUAD HEMI 4x4
Location: Alberta
Posts: 3
Default Brakes slow to release

Hi, new member to the forum and to the Dodge truck world.

Earlier this week when I was waiting at a red light I noticed in a reflection that my brake lights were about 1 second slower turning off compared to when I actually released the brake pedal. Being a first time Dodge owner, I didn't think much of it and thought it was a quirk with how Dodges worked with the brake light switch.

I just replaced the pads on the front yesterday and now this has proven to be more than a quirk.

Now whenever I take my foot of the brake pedal, the truck still brakes for that extra second.

I have power adjustable pedals and typically have them fairly far forward. I tried moving them back to see if it caused the same problem and it does.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-15-2009, 03:50 PM
draco8494 draco8494 is offline
Captain
 
Join Date: May 2008
Vehicle: 99' CCSB 2500 4x4 cummins
Location: Inverness
Posts: 729
Default

my best guess, would be that one of ur calipers are sticking, an actual brake job consists of lubing up the caliper pistons..(found this out the hard way) may be worth checking into, but the light guestion is kinda akward....not really sure bout that
__________________
99' CCSB 2500 4x4 cummins 5spd, 4" magniflow turbo back exhaust, fass DDRP lift pump with big line kit, exhaust break, and quadzilla milage max.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-15-2009, 04:39 PM
PURETRUCK's Avatar
PURETRUCK PURETRUCK is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Vehicle: 2003 RAM 2500 QUAD HEMI 4x4
Location: Alberta
Posts: 3
Default

Calipers and sleeves are all good.

The presence of the brake light delay points me in a pedal type problem, I just don't know where. If it was just the calipers sticking, then the brake lights would not stay on as well.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-16-2009, 10:23 AM
cwboyjohnny24's Avatar
cwboyjohnny24 cwboyjohnny24 is offline
Record Breaker
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 QC
Location: Orlando, Fl
Posts: 1,888
Send a message via Yahoo to cwboyjohnny24
Default

You may have to look towards the master cylinder. It may be sticking a little. It would hold the brakes in position a little longer and it may not be pushing the brake pedal back out as fast, even though there's a spring on the pedal. That's where I'd start looking.
__________________


Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 10:23 AM
 
 
 
Reply




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:08 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails