10-19-2007, 02:39 PM
Driving my truck last night and pretty sure my wheel bearing went out on the passenger side, but when this happened I lost my brakes as well, the brakes still work but it just feels like there not power any more. Any ideas guys would really help.
10-19-2007, 02:52 PM
Not sure on your wheel bearing. Usually they make heat when bad you can feel by touching the hub.
Your hard brake pedal is a sign the vacuum pump on the engine is weak or the lines to booster are leaking. Diesels make little vacuum so the pump is used for power brake assist. It's located by the power steering pump.
10-19-2007, 02:57 PM
If you pump up the pedal after the truck is stopped do they feel normal again? If they do I think that would be related to the wheel bearing issue and fixing that will fix the brakes. If they are still not right then the areas Bill suggested sound right to me.
10-19-2007, 02:59 PM
Actually its a very soft pedal, the rim was hot but i couldn't feel the hub because of center cap, it was also pulling towards the passenger side
10-19-2007, 04:27 PM
And it will not pump up?
10-19-2007, 05:54 PM
I would try raising the wheel and pumping the pedal. See if the rim/wheel turns after pumping or if the brake is holding it. Look for any sign of fluid leaks.
If you have been off-roading or curb hopping and hit anything on the right side, could be something else causing the heat.