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Old 12-19-2008, 05:01 PM
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Help with Braking issue please!!

Ok. I was driving on the farm a week ago just through a grass pasture when I started hearing this loud squeking sound coming from my passenger side front end. Thought it might only be some grass or dirt but 3 days later and after a couple under body powerwashes its still there.

I took it to different shops, I hear that I need new brake pads from one guy, new hub bearing from another and a new calliper from someone else.

I personally think its the calliper thats bad on it. With the wheel off I could see the calliper staying locked on the the disc and almost impossible to rotate by hand but when I get it to go its squeeks because its locked on that disc. There is a nice groove on my disc from that happening as well.

So........ basically what could be causing this. My abs wheel speed sensor is out on the side, will that cause a calliper to go bad? Ive already got an appointment to get that fixed. Ordered new Hawk LTS pads and will be turning my rotors. Is the calliper shot or could there be a brake line twisted stopping it from releasing all the way? Any ideas or suggestions would help very much. THANKS
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:39 PM
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Usually it's the rear calipers that go, but yes, even front ones seize as well. Calipers seize but also flex lines collapse as well. I always do calipers in pairs, if one has seized what are the chances that the other one should seize soon as well, and the money you invested into the truck due to the right side seizing you will have to invest into the truck AGAIN because the left side has now seized.

If it was my truck I would do C.P.R.
Calipers, Pads and Rotors (machine or new)

I don't know what else to tell you fella other than moving parts seize and a caliper is a piston in a bore that may/can seize over time.

And checking for the collapsed brake line, i usually crack the bleader screws and try to push the caliper back (if suspecting a seized caliper). If the caliper now pushes back, its a flex line, if it's still seized well then....
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