Trobleshoot and fix A 1993 Dodge Dakota Having A Brake Pedal Which Goes To Floor

The Dodge Dakota was named the "North American Motor lorry of the Year" in 2002.

Chrysler Collection introduced the Dodge Dakota in 1987. The 1993 Dodge Dakota model mould had two-wheel operate and a five-speed handbook transmission, with 2.5-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine. An optional 3.9-liter V-6, or 5.2-liter V-8 were available in the upgraded trim send. The basic brake development on the 1993 Dakota consisted of front ventilated CD brakes and rear drum brakes. The brake pedal going to the floor of the Motor lorry when stopping is nearly always an indicator that there is a leak and air is entering the method.


1. Govern the hood of the Dakota. Observe the brake fluid reservoir constant. The brake fluid should be at the "All-inclusive" location provided your brake lines are functioning hearty, and your brake parts are not as well far worn. Whether the brake fluid is low or the reservoir is empty, fill the reservoir completely with brake fluid, then settle the cap back on the reservoir.

2. Hoist the front of the Dakota with a jack. Lay jack stands honorable inside the lower authority arms, below Everyone frame condemn. Lower the Motor lorry onto the jack stands. Domicile shove chocks persist both rear wheels of the Motor lorry.

3. Settle subservient the front bumper of the Dakota. Challenge your assistant to gently sit in the cab of the Motor lorry. Challenge him to depress the brake pedal gently. Contemplate the backside of the Motor lorry for a brake fluid puddle buildup, while simultaneously listening for a burnished hissing bang from any of the front brake lines.

4. Step yourself below the transmission, and proof the metering valve, decent below the Chauffeur's seat on the frame of the Motor lorry. Carry your assistant depress the brake again. If you locate a leak from the brake lines or a brake-line fitting, you will need to replace the brake line. Always bleed the entire brake system after replacing any brake lines. Raise the truck off of the jack stands. Lower the truck to the ground. Move your wheel chocks in front of the front wheels of the truck.

If you still have not found a leak in the front brake system, proceed To pace 5.5. Ask your assistant To pace out of the truck. Raise the rear of the truck, and place jack stand at either end of the axle housing. Lower the truck onto the jack stands. Recheck the brake fluid reservoir, and fill it as needed.

6. Ask your assistant to sit back inside the truck. Lay beneath the rear bumper of the truck. Inspect the rear tires on the inboard side, and the rear brake backing plates, for wetness. Ask your assistant to gently push the brake pedal to the floor. Inspect for possible brake fluid leaks by looking for excess moisture beneath the truck. Pay close attention to the back of the brake backing plates, also as the "T" shaped proportioning valve mounted to the rear axle housing.

7. Lower the truck to the ground if you do not find a visible brake line leak anywhere on the truck. If your pedal is going to the floor, and you are not losing brake fluid, you will need to replace the brake master cylinder or the brake vacuum booster.