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Old 03-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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O-k guys been reading the internet about brakes and how the wss is the fault...well I tried to take one out (left front) and it just broke apart inside the hub thinking that I could just clean it up...can anyone tell me how to test these without destroying anymore...do I unplug each wheel and plug in a DVM to get a reading...would you set the DVM for resistence...any help would be appreciated
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I pulled both of the sensors out of my old hubs after I took them out. Had around 140k if I remeber right. May have just gotten old and brittle.

Before you go to blaming the ABS system. Do you have a soft pedal all the time or does it stop fine until low speed then just seem to lose the brakes?

If it is soft at all times, then you need to clean up the brakes. Clean off the caliper bolts and use only brake grease on them.
Clean the stainless steel clips and the caliper bracket under them. Then make sure the pads slide in the caliper.
Then bleed the old fluid out of the entire system.
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Read this thread:
http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...ghlight=brakes

It also goes for the front brakes too. It's a step by step with pics....good luck.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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o-k here's a update took my truck to the dealer to have them replace the two front wss what they recomended...well first of all I bought the truck used so I don't know the history of the truck...well apprantly the left front wheel hub is a aftermarket hub and when they installed the oem wss it broke (apparently that oem parts will not fit in aftermarket parts)so they charged me over $200.00 for the broke part...and get this they wanted to charged me $690.00 to fix the problem with all oem parts...unbelievable...well I called the service manager told me to bring the truck back up will make it right...well see...will update later
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well here's a update the dealer went ahead and replaced a oem hub and sensor free of charged can you imagine that...I about fell over...he wanted to charge me $690.00 but ended up replacing the whole assembly for free
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Good deal, but Id take Heartbeat and kcb up on their advice and follow HeyMcCalls DIY on your brake pads/calipers. It makes a HUGE difference in braking action.
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