2001 Dodge Ram 1500 touchy brakes

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ram1500

#1

My brakes are very touchy especially when I first drive it in damp weather. It there anything that can be done to fix this?


#2

Check and see if one or the rear brakes shoes has beem contaminated by a leaking wheel cylinder or leaking gear oil from a blown axle seal.

If so make the repair. remove the shoes, scrub all the parts, backing plates and drums with a degreaser , then strong detergent and hot water and replace with new shoes.


#3

The rear brakes will grab if the brake shoes are out of adjustment, clean and adjust the rear brakes.


#4

Cheap brake pads will do this. Especially on the front. Change them to a better (higher priced) set