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Brakes giving out at full lock

So ya, my brakes are giving out at full lock. well when i turn back straight i have no brakes until i pump the pedal a few times. My brake lines arent pinching. It only started doing this after i put new spindles on, But i already had lift spindles and they wernt doing this. Any ideas?
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I don't have a 2wd but I've read where after adding new spindles the calipers can hit when you go to full turn. This bleeds all the fluid out of them and you have to pump them back up in order to get the fluid back. There was a fix but I don't remember what it was, I have a 4wd so I don't have this problem.
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Yeah its the calipers hitting that causes it. Fabtech kits come with some bump stops that I'm going to be buying soon too since my truck does it. If you call them or look at their instructions online you can get the part numbers for the stops themselves. They wont sell you them direct so just go to a local 4wheelparts or something with the part numbers and theyll order them for you.
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Korey, didn't that issue go away some when you unbolted the frame brake line mount and tweak the hardline some?
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I had a combination of both, it helped but it didn't make it go away fully.
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ya moving the line will never fix the caliper compressing on the lower A-arm lol
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