Originally Posted by RamTech
The brakes are not designed to be pumped, this is the job of the ABS. This behavior is normal because each time you press the brake pedal, you're using up about 1/3 of the available vacuum in the brake booster an it's not getting replaced before you hit the pedal again.
Ok, it that is the case then when i let off the brake pedal and press it again, the brakes work better? I mean on the first pedel depression, the brakes are slow to engage and then i let up on the brake pedal and immediately press them again, the brakes engage sooner and feel like they are working better. I think i may not have described the issue as well as i could have.
I traded in my 2010 Ford f-150 and the brakes on that were great (My opinion) and they were firm on the first push on the brake pedal. My 2012 Ram the brakes pedal feels alot softer and weeker than the Ford until i let up on the brake pedal and apply the brakes again. This second time applying the brakes, the brakes feel as good as my Ford, the pedal is firmer and the brakes engage sooner. I am not pumping the brakes to prevent wheel lockup, this is on nice dry payment and I am appling the brakes to stop normally. I am only pressing the brake pedal twice.
This new trucks brakes feel like the brakes on my old 68 and 69 Dodge pickups until i press the pedal a second time. It is kind of a let down after forking out 46K for a new truck.
I am more curious if other forum members trucks are doing the same thing as my instead being told i dont know how to use the brakes on my truck.