Have some questions for all of you. Yesterday when the wife was picking our kids up from preschool, she was headed down a side street and went to stop and she says the pedal went down a little too far and felt spongy and also make a click noise. She let the pedal up and re applied the brakes and this time it felt fine. Now after asking her some questions I am still at square one since she apparently wasn't paying that much attention to what happened.
Now our outfit is a 2007 limited that has only about 29,000 miles on it and my feeling is there are only three things that could be wrong.
1. The wife not applying attention and expected the truck to stop faster than it did. (Don't like this one as it carries the kids and wife)
2. The brake lines might have had air in them and should be flushed out completely.
3. The master cylinder is bad. (Just find it is hard to believe never had a problem with this ever before)
What do you guys think of these possibilities? I am leaning more towards getting the fluid flushed. If that is the case I was going to do a full brake job before taking it in and having the local garage do a full flush on the brake system. This leads to a few more questions.
1. What is the torque spec for reinstalling the factory wheels (20" factory)
2. What size sockets are needed and allen sockets?
3. What are your opinions of a good but not overly expensive brake pad? I am just going to get the original rotors cut.
4. Should you really use a calliper tool to press back in the piston. Usually I put pressure on the piston and then open up the bleed valve and let it go in and then close the bleed valve before letting the pressure off.
Any help on this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much