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triscadek

Surge Brake Slamming?

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triscadek

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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Falko

Do your brakes work? It sounds like your fluid is gone which is indicative of a leak, probably in one of the cylinders. I'm afraid you are not in for a quick fix.

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triscadek

No, they do not work and no fluid. I had plans on replacing the cylinders, races and bearings... Do I need a new hitch also?

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Falko

Maybe not the complete hitch but the master inside the hitch will likely be necessary.

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Bozboat

I needed a new master cylinder and ended up replacing the whole hitch assembly. It wasn't that bad considering all the new parts, springs shock etc

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malibu2004

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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twitchee2

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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