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Old 07-10-2013, 11:54 PM
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I know this topic over a year old, but has anyone come up with a solution to this?

My 2006 has this problem. If I give it one pump it's all good till the next stop. I bled them and they were good for a week or so.
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Had similar issues as described in above posts. Soft feel and a lot of fade, almost ran into the back of a van that stopped quick to avoid hitting a deer. Not safe. Took it home and popped the tire off to find the front pads had so much rust built up on the sliders they couldn't move freely and actually needed a hammer and coal chisel to get them off. The pads were also more than half worn and the rotors were looking nasty.

So the order went in for all new front and rear rotors and pads along with new park brake shoes and hardware. My ram has 85000 Km's on it(53000 miles). Got a sweet deal on a full set of Powerstop drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads (k2164). It is the heavy duty towing kit, comes with new clips and descent instructions for installation and break in.

Glad I got the whole set as the rear rotors pads and park brake components were just as bad as the front. The park brake liners fell off when I pulled the rear rotors off(!). Surprised I could stop at all really. I should mention that I only haul my atv and mulch and the like in the bed, no heavy towing. But with a 6" lift installed and 37's on the near horizon I wanted better stopping power.

Anyway, got it all installed and run in and to say I am very impressed would be an understatement! It has never stopped or felt so crisp and responsive when on the fat pedal. It really worked well for me.

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I replaced 3 out of 4 calipers and the master Cylinder bled them until the fluid shot across to the other tire if I pump it up 4 times I have pressure at that time but if I start moving I loose it again. If I disconnect the vacuum hose I have pressure but ever since I change the calipers I havent had the same pressure how do I fix it?
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Had the same problem soft brake peddle until I moved the peddles off the there bottom setting. When the adjustable peddles are adjusted as far away from the seats then I have to pump the peddle to get away from the softness. As long as I have the peddles up a little they work fine. The brakes are new just replaced.

Hope this helps some of you cheers Gary
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just one of those things Dodge thought we needed to work with.
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I changed out my front calipers and rotors with the SSBC 4 piston calipers and oversized rotors and it feels like I could rip the front end off when I hit the brakes now. The best improvement yet. I hope to find some SS brake lines soon and that should help some more. When I first put on the kit I used the pads that came with it and had a nasty low speed squeak so I swapped out the pads with some Wagner thermoquiets ceramics and it still stops great but no squeak.
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I had a new 2012 ram. After about 2000 miles the brake pedal would go all they the way to the floor before it would stop the truck . I took it back to the dealer and they said it was normal.

I even had them compare it to a new one sitting on the lot and they still insisted it was normal.

I got rid of that truck because I never felt confident in the brakes.

I have a 2014 ram now....the brakes are 100% better.
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There is no substitute to properly bled brake lines! if the pedal is mushy and gets better when you pump them, There is air it the lines somewhere!.
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Had the same problem soft brake peddle until I moved the peddles off the there bottom setting. When the adjustable peddles are adjusted as far away from the seats then I have to pump the peddle to get away from the softness. As long as I have the peddles up a little they work fine. The brakes are new just replaced.

Hope this helps some of you cheers Gary
In my case, same 'softness' before and after bleed/fluid replacement. 68k miles, all OEM.

I do have the pedal on the very 'bottom' setting,,, will experiment with that next.

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