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Old 10-23-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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don't know how many of you have had the brakes checked, but took our 2009 Berkshire down for our yearly complete check, oil, etc. And the frightliner dealer has not found the cause yet, but our right rear brake pads were almost gone, 30,000 miles. Our dealer goes through everything. He said the brakes were adjusted correctly and all the other pads look great. He will know more tomorrow after they take them apart and replace the pads.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:56 AM   #2
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Does your year coach have air disc or shoes?
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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Just got back from frightliner dealer. Looks like yhe right rear brakes pad for some reason began to what he called "chunking" where the pad was coming apart. There was pices of the pad that was completely missing like about 3" in one place. These are on drum brakes and not cheep to replace either. Where the left pad was about 1" thick, the right was less than 1/2". They could not explain what caused it other than when they were made there was a defect in the pad.
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Did you have to pay for it, being that they deemed it defective?
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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Sure did, just over $200 for one brake.
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It sounds like either a slack adjuster or cam shaft issue. Did the brake drum shoe any sign of heat cracks?
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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No glazing at all, just chunks of the pad missing. They looked at the pads last year and everything was fine and all adjustment we withing specs.
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Sure did, just over $200 for one brake.

So, that's $100 per shoe?? Hey, those shoes weight about 25 lbs per, don't they??

Boowho??
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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$45 parts, $17 shop supplies, $178 labor. But what can I say, and yes, they weigh a bunch but the pad was gone in place.
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