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I'm having issues with brake calipers sticking (2 in 3 months). Right after buying my '06 the front left caliper locked up pretty good.. The rotor was cherry red and smoking. The dealer towed it in and replaced the caliper, and disc. I asked them to change all of the fluid because I figured that as hot as the brakes got and as tight as the pedal was the fluid was garbage, plus I thought it may have some kind of trash in the lines. They "said" they did and all has been well, until today. Ive had the truck roughly 3 months now, and noticed last night that the rear left caliper is sticking.. Its not as bad as the front, or at least doesn't seem as bad. The rotor wasn't glowing, and there didn't seem to be any "drag" on the truck, but since its the rear wheel the engine may just be overpowering it. I could smell it, and the wheel was incredibly hot compared to the other 3.
Am I just having bad luck? I'm doubting the dealer actually flushed all of the lines and replaced all of the fluid, but have no solid confirmation of this yet. Do theses trucks in general or the 2006 model year have issues with calipers locking up? I drive the truck a few times a weak, I saw mention in a post or 2 about the calipers sticking if not driven often... I would assume that driving it 3-4 times a week would be enough to keep them from sticking. I was under the truck earlier in the day doing routine fuel filter maintenance and took time to give everything the once over. I didn't notice any crushed lines or hoses, no odd kinks anywhere.
Trash in the lines? Old break fluid? Anything specifically I should be looking for?
If i pull the caliper and can move it with a c-clamp, should I replace it anyway or just flush it and keep using it?
Last edited by mrc228; 05-09-2013 at 03:04 AM.