Brakes locking up on 1983 dodge 1500 series with 5.7 engine

Asked by Feb 11, 2017 at 04:04 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sometimes the brake pedal goes to the floor.  Sometimes brakes lock up.  The
brake pads don't pull back off rotor when they kick up.  I am thinking the brake
booster.  What's your thoughts?

2 Answers

75,605

If it was the brake booster, the brakes would be very hard to push. The brake pedal going to the floor is not a good thing. Are you loosing brake fluid? If not I would have to say it is the master cylinder gone bad.

75,605

Another thing that makes the brake lock up is the brake line hoses running to the brake caliper. The insides break down and collapse, not allowing the fluid to release its pressure. But the brake pedal going to the floor is something else like loosing fluid or a bad master cylinder.

Your Answer

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,510
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,420
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
656 Great Deals out of 13,630 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
184 Great Deals out of 11,606 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 2500
6 Great Deals out of 87 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
245 Great Deals out of 11,531 listings starting at $399
Used Toyota Tacoma
41 Great Deals out of 1,144 listings starting at $7,950
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
34 Great Deals out of 976 listings starting at $2,475
Used Dodge Dakota
10 Great Deals out of 139 listings starting at $2,900
Used Dodge Ram 3500
4 Great Deals out of 75 listings starting at $11,450

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 169 listings starting at $9,454
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 74 listings starting at $9,880
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 83 listings starting at $7,900
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 45 listings starting at $3,534
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 29 listings starting at $4,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.