95 Jimmy Braking Difficulties
I bought a 95 Jimmy with 73K miles on it. Previous owner said he had never done anything to the brakes. When towing my boat, the truck was hard to stop, and I ended up downshifting in addition to braking (on a level, paved street). I re-did the front brakes, but the backs were hardly worn at all so I left them alone. Same problem. So I also did the back brakes. Still having problems. It almost feels like the back brakes aren't working. (A different Jimmy that I test-drove with 135K had a similar problem.. new brakes, but you had to stand on the petal to stop it, without a trailer) My mechanic said that the brakes on this vehicle are under-designed and oh well. Is this real? The boat is 3000 lbs, but the truck is OK to pull this amount.
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