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2001 Ford E-150 Question: Get Shocked leaving Vehicle

 

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Visitor, 4.2L V6, Finksburg, MD, March 21, 2011, 19:43

I have cloth seats I have noticed I get a shock when exiting the Van, any ideals what is causing this.. anyone else having this issue, also brake pedal goes to floor sitting at idle, even after replacing master and new breaks, ford says they don't know what the problem is..

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 21, 2011, 21:20
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    Has the Ford dealer called Michigan for tech support? They should have an answer if the brake pedal sinks after having replaced the master cylinder.

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    DaveJHM March 21, 2011, 21:22
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    Two things to address here:

    First - the safety issue, get those brakes checked before driving any further! You could be putting yourself and everyone on the road at risk. Sounds like you continue to have air in the lines, or in the master cylinder itself.

    Second - the "shock" when leaving the vehicle -- this is a result of a couple of possibilities.

    First - your van may have tires installed that have very low rolling resistance. Newer tires have this feature because it helps increase fuel economy and running efficiency. As a result, they do not "ground" the vehicle as well as tires of the past, and you get shocked.

    Second - I have this problem myself -- the shoes you wear can do it! If the soles of your shoes are a certain grade and material of rubber, you can shock yourself all the time... Annoying, but true. Try a different pair of shoes for a period of time and see if it changes for you!

    Good luck.

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