Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chrisney IN
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Brakes Failed, but then work again?
Dad was pulling our livestock trailer to our new place while we were moving and we went up a fairly steep hill in 4th (we have a late 70's T-18 in our truck) well, we didn't make it and came to a complete stop so we shifted down to first and it wouldn't pull up the hill, so we ended up pulling it the rest of the way with a truck and chain while my dad held the brakes on hills. The brakes quit working and we ended up going about 70 trying to keep the chain tight down hill and the truck from hitting us. Did the brake pads just heat up too much and lose friction? Once we got it there and parked, it sat for 2 years. Recently we started working on it and moved it, now the brakes seem to be working again. We only drove it in our driveway, not at highway speeds. Do I need to take a look at the brake pads?
1985 Ford F-250 w/ freshly rebuilt 6.9 diesel, reg. cab, 2WD, zf-5, 10.25 rear, short throw exhaust 2.5" down pipe to 5" to 7" tip, Banks non wastegated turbo, Isspro pyro, Isspro Tach., custom flatbed 9' long x 7 1/2' wide, 3g alternator, push button gp's, memphis audio sound w/ kenwood stereo and amp, Toredor Red and Cream white. Practically restored. 6500lbs