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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    NOT the first time there has been a discussion on ez loaders on this board an others,back east boards are full of complaints as well,much more than here,people hate em,however there are a few people who got good ones,so they say,for you that have problems,all I can say is,don't replace the bad part/system with their parts,their quality hasn't gotten any better,bite the bullet an up grade from a good trailer supply/repair shop,be happy an safe,for those of you buying a boat new or used PAY ATTENTION TO THE TRAILER,it can an will ruin your day more than anything else will.Many boat dealers will try an cut costs buy using these trailers,don't accept them,walk away.You don't want your new boat sitting on top of a YUGO!!! Don

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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    Just a few questions: Are you 100% sure you got a real good bleed on the whole system?* You said you bought a bleeder. What type out of curiosity?* It could definitely be a bad master cylinder, but sometimes getting all the air out after caliper rebuilds can be difficult.* Even more so after a master cylinder rebuild.*

    Before you put on a new or rebuilt master cylinder, make sure you bench bleed it.* It will make bleeding the system much easier.* To bench bleed, put the master cylinder in a vise if you can.* Get a bench bleeder kit (they are cheap).* All it basically is, is a clear plastic hose attached to an adapter that comes out of the brake line port, and goes into the brake fluid reservoir.* You fill the master cylinder, then slowly pump it back and forth a couple dozen times till there are no more air bubbles.

    For the brake system, I have had the best luck gravity bleeding the system. Especially on a trailer, and especially by yourself.* If you want to give it a shot, lift the tongue high as it will go.* Take the cap off the master cylinder and top it off. Leave the cap off or it won't bleed.* Open one of the rear bleeder valves. (Sometimes it don't hurt to take it all the way out and make sure everything is clear and not gunked up).* Just leave it open for a while.* Sometimes it takes several minutes to start bleeding.* Keep an eye on the master cylinder, and keep it full.* Once it starts bleeding, let it go for several minutes. (The more the better. Brake fluid is cheap).* Close it, go to the other rear one, and do the same thing.* Then do the front two one at a time.* Usually, that will do it.

    If you already knew how to do all of this, my apologies.
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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    The trailer has 4 wheel disk's(they are calipers) .. Thanks Ralphie..
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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    [smiley=thumbdown.gif]I wonder how many others have had problems with the EZ Loader who don't even post here, seems like thats the answer for everything, sorry your'e warranty has just expired or thats not covered. good luck on getting De Todo back on the water. [smiley=unfair5zy.gif]

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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    You mention blown wheel cylinder, so I'll assume you have drum brakes.

    If that is correct it is quite possible, and common to lose all braking ability when the brakes go out of adjustment.

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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    So the plot thickens!!

    I raised all four wheels off the ground and have no pressure in my braking system on any wheel, they just free wheel when pushing in on the master cylinder. Looks like my master cylinder is also shot, it may explain the blown wheel cylinder.

    I have taken the entire slide/braking master cylinder system apart.. I also talked to Brad @ EZ Loader and im out of warranty .


    Looks like im on my own.. [smiley=moneybag1.gif]


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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    Sad to hear all the problems with E-Z Loader. Does not seem that they build quaility. But what choice do I and several others have ? were stuck with it.

    I go the caliper re-built and installed, bled the system but I can seem to get pressure to the wheel cylinder that was re-built I was prying the tounge/slide that engages the master cylinder, meantime checking to see if my gap is gone between the pad and the caliper no go.. Cant be that hard its only a brake system, I will take this whole system apart if needed, until im comfortable with how it's functioning.

    Tuesday was a long day I was real tired, I needed sleep I will rethink it Wed .. Or as time permits.

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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    As RF I too have had nothing but problems with my junk chezzy loader trailer from day one,brad has fixed it many times,brakes mostly,they work for awhile an mess up again,last time in he replaced the entire system,still not right,I'm lucky in a way cus its a single axle,last year I just opened all the bleeders an used it with no brakes,truck has 4 way disc an didn't know the diff.6 trips to little grass res.an many other places an no problems,gave up on gettin the thing fixed again,there parts are so cheap your better off changing the whole axle an brake ass'y with good stuff.or like me just get rid of it,I realize that's not an option for many,but don't replace junk with junk.JMHO as an ez loader trailer owner.Don

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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    Chris@Capitol Clutch &amp; Brake, Inc hooked me up ;).

    They had the Kodiak parts page and cross referenced it. They did not have the parts in stock, but Chris called a local napa with the wk1070 number. Now that's what I call customer service at it's best.. I also bought a brake bleeder tool to bleed the brakes..If you Sniffers ever need anything pertaining to seals, brakes, bearings, this is the place..

    Thank You all for your input..

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    Re: E Z loader's Kodiak braking system failure.

    Try these guys in Sacramento.

    http://www.alliedtrailerparts.com/

    I just replaced my drums brakes with new backing plates.The backing plates were way cheaper than factory, with the same quality. The guy at the counter had access to Kodiak parts. If they don't have the part they can get it from there warehouse in Rio Linda, most of the time the same day.
    They didn't have the exact seals that EZ Loader uses for there oil bath, so I contacted EZ Loader out at McClellan. I bought the last four they had, might contact Brad to see when they will get more in. The seals were $3.00 a piece.

    Hope this helps.

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