How do front brakes work on a 1985 Southwind motorhome on a GMC chassis?
The brakes are most likely hydraulic and use a pump to supply pressure assist to the master cylinder the same way a vacuum booster adds force to standard power brakes.
Except for the fact that a hydraulic system can apply more pressure to the brake disks or drums than a Vacuum booster the brakes work the same as any other braking system since the loop made up of the master cylinder and individual pistons that apply the force to the shoes on drum brakes and rotors on disk brakes are the same as power brakes.
Because of the added force applied to the brake parts in this system the drums and rotors are different and must be rated for hydraulic service. Visually they appear the same but standard types will wear out prematurely.
The majority of GMC/Chevy motorhomes of this period in the 24 to 35 ft length use the Chevy P30 truck chassis as the undercarriage. This is also the standard truck of choice used in most UPS delivery vans and it is easier to find information on this chassis and it's parts by searching for either the P30 or UPS truck in parts catalogs. This chassis available in several lengths uses one of the following engines, the gmc/chevy 350, 454, or the 6.2 diesel and all use a hydraulic brake system. The same pump is also used for the power steering system.
A class A motorhome refers to a motorhome that is construced on either a commercial truck chassis or a commercial bus chassis. A class A motorhome also resembles a bus due to its flat front end and large, flat windows.
I believe it has two 40 gallon gas tanks up front, with a 30 gallon gas tank in the rearnext tothe Onan generator.
Front pads (disc brakes) Rear shoes (drum brakes)
In simplest terms, the Class A motorhome uses a single body with a flat nose - they're often built on bus chassis, while a Class B uses a second body which is attached to the cab, and the cab has a hood which extends out from the front. Even a Class 8 truck (such as the Freightliner Columbia or Volvo VNL series) which is made into an RV is still a Class B motorhome.
It is the type of chassis in which the engine is mounted in front of the driver's cabin.
How do you replace the front brake pad of a 1993 454 Chevrolet Class A motorhome on a P30 Chassis with Bendix brakes?
Remove wheel Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Use a "C" clamp to fully retract piston into caliper body Replace inner and outer pads Replace caliper PUMP BRAKE PEDAL TO SET PADS AGAINST ROTOR PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE
Front left chassis rail on outside. you can usually see it through wheel arch in front of tyre.
The front brakes on any vehicle do most of the stopping. When you apply the brakes the weight shifts to the front of the vehicle. For this reason the front brakes are needed more than the rear. Try stopping a vehicle with just the hand brake which applies only the rear brakes.
On a 1979 corvette master cylinder which reservoir is for the front brakes and which is for the rear brakes?
front front - rear rear.
Front brakes have significantly more stopping power than rear brakes.
There are no emergency brakes on the front wheels of vehicles.
Of course. All vehicles have front & rear brakes.
i did my brakes most of the time it will only need an hour of my time to do both front brakes.....
A 1998 Jeep Cherokee has disc brakes in the front.
The front disc brakes for a 1995 Ford can be purchased at auto parts stores such as Pep Boys. The prices for the front disc brakes start at $120.00.
It is not necessary to break in brakes.
I did not think the Windstar came with *front* drum brakes (assuming the question is referring to brakes)... There are instructions for changing front disc brakes and rear drum brakes in the "Related Questions" below
The super sport chevelle's came standard with disc brakes in front and drum brakes in the rear. the malibu came standard with drum brakes front and rear.
Yes, the Karmann Ghia came with factory disc brakes in front, and drum brakes in rear.
Yes they did hall cars and trucks since the 1920 have front brakes
it either has front disc brakes and rear drum or it has front and rear disc bakes. look for a flat disc in the front and back - those are front and rear disc brakes-they take pads. The drum brakes take shoes.
Disc brakes in the front, drum brakes in the rear. Anti-lock brakes were optional.
It could be that the rear brakes are not functioning properly; leading to the front brakes having to compensate. That is, if the front ones are going out much quicker than the rear. I believe that the front ones just naturally wear faster than the rear ones On a light truck the front brakes will do up to 75% of the braking.
The front and rear brakes are both made of ceramic. i bought front and rear brakes on eBay for $80 total.
Visit the forums at genvibe.com. There is a nice walk through with brakes to service your front brakes.
How do you change the front brakes on a Ford Escort- ZX2 model, 2002 model
same as the front there both disk brakes just like the front
no, just the wheels the brakes apply to, usually the front brakes
Disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear.
Disc brakes in the front and rear drum brakes.
You still have air in the back brake lines or they are not adjusted properly which is making the front brakes take the full load
No you don't, the front and rear brakes are independent of one another. -Sean Ford Mechanic Riverside,CA
there are two wing nuts on the front hubs inside the wheel tighten them and it will tighten your brakes
Yes, it has front disk brakes and drums at back.
The 1985 Southwind motor home brake fluid is checked by sliding the master cylinder top retaining clips off the lid to expose the 2 brake fluid holding chambers, the master cylinder is located in the drivers side front hood area high but directly in front of where the brake pedal is located. Good idea to remove as much of the old as you can before filling it up, brake fluid goes bad as it absorbs… Read More
Yes, the front has discs brakes on them.
disc brakes , front and rear
They are disc brakes and self adjusting
Weight transfer. When a car brakes, its weight moves forward and causes the front brakes to do the majority of the work in stopping the car.
( 1 ) on each of the rear drum brakes
same as the front brakes they r both disc brakes
In 2004 Toyota Camry if I have not used hand brakes do I need to replace front and rear wheels brakes or just front wheel brakes?
Rear brakes do not have to be replaced too often. It's really hard to tell without looking at it. What you can do is to replace front brakes and test drive it, if you feel that your car brakes works just fine you do not need to replace rear brake shoes.
No. You will only need to replace the brake shoes if they are worn down. Generally the front brakes do 70% of braking leaving the rear with 30%, which will cause the front pads to wear first. What is important however is that you replace either front brakes or rear brakes as a set. i.e. if you're replacing the front brakes do the right and left side.
behind the front bumper on the chassis.
Tools needed to replace front brakes 2002 Ford Focus?
I have a 2003 and the front disc brakes have a torque nut not hex.
fordparts.com shows disc brakes on the front of a 1988 Ford Ranger
A tutorial on how to adjust bicycle front cantilever brakes can be found on Youtube in the form of a video outlining the key steps one should take to adjust the bicycle front cantilever brakes.
brakes on all 4 wheels