Problems with flat trailer brakes
You're all familiar with flatbed trailers, but what about the signs of brake failure? To be on the safe side, we have to pay attention. Now let's take a look at some common problems.
Due to the heavy load of the flat trailer, the brake requirements are also relatively high, and the heavy load will easily lead to the occurrence of brake failure, this is a very dangerous fault, so we have to learn how to judge the flat trailer brake failure before some signs.
The brake pedal travel is long. Generally speaking, when you press down the brake pedal of the flatbed trailer, the brake response is very quick. When a foot is pressed down, you need to press deeper to obtain braking force, indicating that the brake pedal travel is longer, which is also what we often call brake slouch. The cause of this situation is the main pump or pump oil pressure shortage, and may be the phenomenon of oil leakage.
The brakes shake. Normal running on the brake pedal, pedal serious vibration, generally because of the flat car in the process of braking high temperature caused by the brake pad deformation, the force is not uniform when the brake.
The brakes are on the side. This is when the steering wheel of a flatbed trailer deflects to one side when the brakes are applied. The main reason for this phenomenon is that the force distribution of the brake sub-pump on the brake pad is not uniform, resulting in severe eccentric wear of the brake pad.
The brakes are screeching. Generally speaking, just after the rain or wash the car, flat car brake abnormal sound is normal, because the brake disc is metal cast iron material, in water and wet environment is easy to rust. When the vehicle is running on a few feet of brake, the surface of the floating rust friction, abnormal noise will be reduced or disappeared. However, if the normal use of the brakes has been accompanied by abnormal sound, then brake pad may be a problem.
Avoid safety hazards when the above flat trailer brake problems, we must master !