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Brakes since i got this truck @ eight months ago, the brakes have been effective (at most), but VERY spongy... i wanted to know if this is a problem with this series of truck or what. i replaced the pads in front and hoped this would solve the problem, but it persists. i don't know how to bleed an ABS system without harming something, and don,t have the resources to take it to a "real (expensive) mechanic".

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Check the back brakes spongy peadel is a sign of rear brake problems

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