Brake Bleeding 05 4x4 2 wheel abs - DODGE DAKOTA FORUM - FORUM AND OWNERS CLUB!
DODGE DAKOTA FORUM - FORUM AND OWNERS CLUB!  

Go Back   DODGE DAKOTA FORUM - FORUM AND OWNERS CLUB! > DODGE DAKOTA FORUM - Help Zone - Dodge Dakota Problems, Complaints, and Solutions > 3RD Generation Dodge Dakota: 2005 and Up > Wheels, Tires & Brakes
Dodge Ram Dodge Durango Dodge Nitro Jeep
Diesel Forums!
Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Nitro Forum Jeep Forum
Dodge Challenger Dodge Charger Chrysler 300 Dodge Magnum
Dodge Caliber
Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum Chrysler 300 Forum Dodge Magnum Forum


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-06-2019, 01:48 AM
smracer smracer is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 6
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Dakota
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2005-2007 - 4.7 HO
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
smracer is on a distinguished road
Default Brake Bleeding 05 4x4 2 wheel abs

Help, I have tried to bleed the brakes on my Dakota after replacing the Master Cylinder. I have the correct MC for 2 wheel ABS. I am using a Motive Products Power Bleeder. Start with RT Rear, LF Rear, RT Front and Lf Front. Clear fluid appears in all lines with no bubbles. I have bench bled the MC before installing.
Result is I have a hard peddle until I start the engine then the peddle goes to the floor with moderate resistance. I have worked through the process several times with the same result. Am I missing something? Thanks for the help.
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-07-2019, 03:17 PM
RalphP RalphP is online now
Dodge Dakota Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,039
Vehicle: 1988 Dodge Dakota SE
Trim Level: SE
Color: Mostly Blue
Engine: 1987-1991 - 3.9 L (238 cu in) LA V6, 125 hp (93 kW)
Rep Power: 7
Rep:42
RalphP is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes.

You're missing that your vacuum booster is messed up.

Probably damaged by brake fluid leaking around the seals in the old master cylinder causing the rubber on one of the two sides to rot out, so it just sucks the pedal down.

Replace the booster, and you should be good to go.

Cross verification - Pull the vacuum line to the booster, and plug it temporarily. See how the pedal feels. Start the truck up, see if it changes any. If it doesn't, your problem is in the vacuum booster.

Note: I do not recommend DRIVING like this, unless you have leg muscles that can bench quite a bit ... *grins* It's the leg equivelent of Armstrong Rack and Hernia steering.

RwP
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-07-2019, 09:08 PM
smracer smracer is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 6
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Dakota
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2005-2007 - 4.7 HO
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
smracer is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks RwP for the info I will try the vacuum test tomorrow. I thought that if the brake booster went bad the pedal would be rock hard.
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 11-08-2019, 01:16 AM
RalphP RalphP is online now
Dodge Dakota Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,039
Vehicle: 1988 Dodge Dakota SE
Trim Level: SE
Color: Mostly Blue
Engine: 1987-1991 - 3.9 L (238 cu in) LA V6, 125 hp (93 kW)
Rep Power: 7
Rep:42
RalphP is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smracer View Post
Thanks RwP for the info I will try the vacuum test tomorrow. I thought that if the brake booster went bad the pedal would be rock hard.
That's one failure mode, yep.

Sucking the pedal down is another.

RwP
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-14-2019, 02:29 PM
Willow Willow is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 5
Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Dakota 4WD
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Forest Green
Engine: 2000-2004 - 4.7 L (287 cu in) PowerTech V8, 230 hp (170 kW)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Willow is on a distinguished road
Default

I have the Motive Power Bleeder and its a piece of crap. I had your same results then I had a friend do the manual pumping of the brake pedal as I opened the bleeder screws and my brake pedal feel is great.
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bleed, brakes, master cylinder

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the DODGE DAKOTA FORUM - FORUM AND OWNERS CLUB! forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Note: If your email address requires someone to click a link before they can send you email, DO NOT REGISTER WITH IT as no one is here to click the link and you will never get your activation email!
We have banned MANY Free email providers.
If you get notice that your email address is banned when you try to sign up, it is because its been banned due to spammers using the provider, or too many members bouncing emails we send back to us via the free provider! If this happens to you, you will need to use a different email. If you do not provide a valid email address you will not receive your activation email. We recommend that you register with an email address which is attached to your ISP! Not a free service! We have found that using free accounts causes you to not receive your registration email. In any case, you should add DakotaForumZ.com to your spam filter whether using a free account or your ISP account. If you bounce email to us, you will have your account deleted and your IP address banned!

Email Address:
Vehicle
Enter the model year and make of your vehicle! (I.E. 2000 Dodge Dakota)
Engine
Please select your engine so that members will be better able to answer questions you ask on the forum! This shows up on your profile page!
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Color
What color is your vehicle?
Trim Level
What trim level did you purchase?

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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

Forum Jump


» Advertisement



All times are GMT. The time now is 10:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10 Beta 2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.