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Anyone seen anything like this before?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by stephen11ty7, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Jun 13, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    stephen11ty7

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    Came with my truck when I bought it, Interested in what it is/if it is the reason behind why the brakes on my truck feel so awkward, all the brake lines coming from the master cylinder are stretched out because of that big clunker.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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  3. Jun 13, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Are there any lines running out of that to the power steering?
    My guess is hydro booster, or adapter to use a different master cylinder. Hmmm...
     
  4. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    stephen11ty7

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    no it looks like someone may have spliced the wires connecting to it though other than that it looks stock
     
  5. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
  6. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    YFZ450MOE

    YFZ450MOE When you blow off steam you get an eyepatch

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    That thing is not stock but it is goofy, Have you called captain Kirk and asked if he's missing any space ship parts, or maybe Doc Brown????? Have you drove that truck over 88 MPH cuz if not you should think twice before standing on the pedal!
     
  7. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    Hahaha, I have not driven past 88 yet nor have I contacted either of your friends. But im taking my truck to the dealer tomorrow to figure it out
     
  8. Jun 13, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    From what I could find on google/bing it's similar to a brake booster. This isn't the same thing that you have but looks pretty damn close.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Bimba-Flat-1-FO...m53e488118e&clk_rvr_id=240231980834&x=50&y=10

    Sort of pointless since you already have a brake booster. I'm guessing you are correct as this is why your brakes feel weird. Keep us updated as to what the dealer says when you take it in.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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    Bet the previous owner towed
     
  10. Jun 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    power brake booster...
     
  11. Jun 14, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Does it just allow for a greater volume of vaccuum? I would figure a double diaphram booster would be more efficient, but I guess it makes sense as an add-on, though.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    Found out what it is, it is used for when you tow a truck or car behind a motor home. Assists in brake usage of the truck when braking.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    How does it work? The engine has to be running to have vaccuum. Does that plug on top connect to a vaccuum pump?
     
  14. Jun 14, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    No Idea actually. i think it has some sort of hose that may have connected to it.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Car Braking System-Air Brake

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    for this type braking system, an air cylinder is mounted between the master cylinder and vacuum booster on the towed vehicle. An air pressure line is connected to the motor coach's air brake system and extended to the air cylinder on the towed vehicle, with a quick disconnect.

    this added margin of safety can help protect your life, the well-being of your passengers and the tremendous investment you have in your recreational vehicles.

    when the towed vehicle is disconnected and being driven independently, the m&g car braking system air cylinder simply acts as a pushrod.
     
  16. Jun 15, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    Yep that's it found it out yesterday, best part is they sell for anywhere from $600-1700. Anyone interested? I'll hook it up
     
  17. Jun 15, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Haha what a load of crap... guaranteed this is what's making your brakes feel weird. Too bad nobody told them that air will compress, so when disconnected it will definitely act as a pushrod... a pushrod made of SPONGES.
     
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