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Surge Brake Slamming?


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I have a Dorsey, 2000 model and the surge brake on the tongue slams everytime I slow down. They have never worked properly since I bought the boat last year and now I would like to fix them. Do I just need some fluid or a new hitch or?

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Look at the brakes. If your fluid is low it's most likely the pads are warn and need replaced. If it was leaking you would be able to tell. You also need to bleed the system after you've replaced what ever your replacing.

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My brake pistons were seized. Fluid would flow and compress, brakes just did not move so the tongue would just slam forward. Replaced the brake cylinders (actually did the whole backing plate, its cheaper) and then bled the brakes and all is quiet and works again!

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