Just found this site and think it'll damned sure help me. Just recently bought a 2000 Durango with the 318 2x4 and love it. The previous owner told me that when he bought it, the original owner said the back brakes had never worked.I know for a fact (and smelly odors) that this is true. What could cause this to happen, and what can I do to fix it. Need to spend as little money, and hopefully I can do it myself.
If there's anybody out there that can help, please respond. Thanks, Bill.
Welcome to the Z from NC! I would start by checking to see if you are getting any pressure back there when applying the brakes. Just crack a bleeder screw open. If not I would guess the equalizing valve may be messed up.
I agree. Check to make sure you have fluid to the back brakes by checking one of the bleed taps. Have someone apply and hold the brakes on the rear passenger side. Open the bleeder. If no fluid comes out then you have a problem. Either the proportioning valve has gone bad, the ABS module itself is bad or it could just be a bad electrical connection to the ABS module.
Good luck. Let us know what you find.