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Old 06-23-2010, 06:29 PM
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07 f250 rear brakes get wayyy to hot?

Just picked up this truck, its nearly mint condition, considering its got the 5.4L 3v gasser and 138k miles! Anyhow, drove it 400 miles flawlessly, took it out today 8 miles no problem, drive another 10 miles one way, 10 back and in the driveway i smell "burning paint smell", i discover the rear brake rotors are so DARN hot that the whole wheel is redicuously hot to the touch and the back brakes and suspension is "ticking" while its cooling down. Ebrake was off, and i wasnt hard on the brakes at all. My back f350 brakes on the other trucks never break a sweat, what could be wrong? locked up calipers or ebrake? BOTH rear wheels were equally hot and i noticed the truck seems like it slowed down quicker than average and felt like it was towing a load when full throttle, but empty?
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should i be looking at the ebrake cable somehow or the actual back brakes? is it possible for them to seize up somewhat?
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Could be frozen caliper slide pins. I had it happen to one of mine. The pin was so rusted in to the caliper bracket, I broke it trying to get it out. I had to buy a new bracket which came with new pins.

Picture below is a front caliper bracket, but serves the purpose.


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Could be frozen caliper slide pins. I had it happen to one of mine. The pin was so rusted in to the caliper bracket, I broke it trying to get it out. I had to buy a new bracket which came with new pins.

Picture below is a front caliper bracket, but serves the purpose.


well your probably right... my 03 f150 just had this issue with the front right side, had to remove the whole caliper bracket and beat the @#$#$ out of the one pin, finally broke free, sanded it down and greased it up again and its fine.

Ill have to take apart the back brakes and see whats up
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:04 PM
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e-brake lever always freeze up take of rear rotors and free up levers.also check your front brakes if there not working right and rear brakes are doing all the work they'll get hot.
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:19 PM
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e-brake lever always freeze up take of rear rotors and free up levers.also check your front brakes if there not working right and rear brakes are doing all the work they'll get hot.

well i didnt remove the rotors, but now its obvious since i just did the rear brake work that its the rear right brake mostly... its WAY hot today again after short driving and the rear left wheel is fine :/

ebrake seems to work ok... when you pull the rotors off what do you do? can i check the cable or lube it from under the truck without pulling this apart again?
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turn your rr wheel by hand,do you feel a good drag,if you do pry back the caliper so pads aren't aganst rotor.turn wheel by hand is it better if it is the problem in the caliper if not take off the rotor and the e cable and spray and free up the lever that the cable hooks on.
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