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Old 06-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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87 Bounder Braking Issues

I own a 1987 Fleetwood Bounder, 7.4L (454) V8 on a P30 Chevy Chassis. Only 21,500 miles and runs well except the brakes pull badly to the left. If you brake abruptly it wants to change lanes. I'm considering the following: 1) Pull the pads & calipers to look for binding. 2) Flush the brake fluid 3) Replace the brake hoses 4) Turn the rotors.

Any suggestions on where to start? Also where the heck is the master cylinder?

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Old 06-05-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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Brake hoses and or caliper problems, at that age and point I would replace the pads, calipers, hoses, turn rotors, and flush the entire system

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Old 06-06-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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I agree with "zip code" above - basically replace everything. While your Bounder may not have that many miles on it, it is OLD and age along with lack of use degrades brake components (other than rotors) as much as miles. Your brakes are failing and they've given you fair warning, get 'em fixed.
As for your master cylinder it is probably under your feet bolted to the frame rail. There MIGHT be a trap door on the drivers floor or turn your front wheels all the way to one side and squeeze yourself thru the wheel well opening to find it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:18 PM   #4
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Pulling that badly, the right side might be seized and only left side is moving. Always replace calipers in pairs and lube those sliders. Good luck SNO
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Check your rotors. The Bounder has disc brakes on all 4 wheels. My guess is, You either need a front alignment or you have some badly warped rotors on the passenger side.

Another thought just came to mind. You could have tread separation on your right front tire. I just dealt with that myself. I got the thing to the tire shop just before the tire blew. I was lucky. Hope this helps.
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