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Old 07-19-2010, 04:40 PM
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Brake problems?

I just bought my 2008 f350 2 weeks ago, today I replaced a radiator and when I got it home from the dealership I decided to wash it and found that when I was washing it the drivers side front disc brake was so hot that the water was steaming off of it. It was so hot I couldn't touch it. On the passenger side the disc brake was warm but not boiling hot. The truck has 44,000 miles on it. I am starting to wonder if I made the right decision, I traded in a perfectly good cummins
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:52 AM
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Is the pad wear about the same? If so, i wouldnt worry about it. BTW my 08 F350 has 46k miles on the original pads. I can't imagine that they will last much longer. Maybe you are about at the end of the pad life on your truck?
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:50 PM
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The Hardware on both front calipers were bound with rust. I had to replace both sets of pads and the rotors had to be machined. I'm wondering what the guy before me did to this truck.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:44 AM
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Where did this truck come from? If it weren't for the normal mileage, I'd say that it sat around in snow/rain and didnt get up to temperature to dry off the brakes. I'd flush the brake fluid for sure if the brakes were that bad. Good luck.

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Old 07-25-2010, 11:01 AM
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Did you check the CALIPER ???
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:37 AM
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I just had to replace the harware on my back brakes.They were also froze solid.I rubbed the pins down with anti-seize so hopefully it wont happen again.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:22 PM
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I have right at 60k miles and still have about an 1/8 of an inch of pad.
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