Originally Posted by sc3283
if your power brakes are powered by the power steering pump too....see if you think you have working power for the brakes...if so this shows the pump is working which says the gear itself is bad...most GM 1 ton frames with dual rear wheels had this set up for powering the brakes...it is known as Hydro-Boost
Folks, Yes this is a HydroBoost system.
At 1st there was no brakes what so ever , nada, zip , zero, and so I opened the brake reservoir and found the smaller side of the reservoir empty.
I filled it up and then bleed the back brakes only and 'Wa La' I now have good brakes.
I dont 'hear' the belts squealing as if they are slipping , so I will physically check them.
Greasing the front end zirks etc....sounds good, but remember the front steering worked great for awhile with 1 hand steering at a stop then its sits for a few days and reverts back to hard as a rock so it is a pump type of pressure hydraulic issue.
I am not complaining I paid ( drum roll Richard Dawson speaking ) "SURVEY SAY'S" > $75 bucks for it !!!
How you say, well it was turned back in to the finance company as part of a chapter 13 BK, the finance Co is a tenant of mine on the large shopping center I manage.
When I saw it sitting in the parking lot I left it alone for a week then a store manager informed be about it so I went up to it and read a note on the door that said : "belongs to ***** financial ".
I asked the owner of ****** financial and they said it belongs to the main office 300 miles away and they dont care about it.
I said : " well just move it into the large open lot were school bus and semi's park " , they said : " we will tell them but they dont care about it"
1 month later I am at the hot dog stand in front of the finance co and the owner comes out and tosses me all the keys and says " here its yours"
I paid a tow truck driver $75 to tow it to my end of the parking lot and now I am putting a 'lien sale' application for title due to abandoned storage at a certain rate a day plus towing , plus any and all work involved in it.
Anyone can pay a lien co to due all the paperwork for about $30 and wait 30 days while they send out certified letters to the last registered owner ( sent to the guy who left it there as per his attorney'/s direction, and the finance co who gave it to me)
I have done this before with cars but not with a $7,500 rig ( 7,500 k if it is back to proper and fine order )
I will sell my 1978 30ft rig and use the money from that to pay for the tires, steering issue etc....
So after new tires, and the steering and registration etc.... I will have a killer c-l-e-a-n rig for c-h-e-a-p