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Old 09-02-2011, 11:56 AM
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Random Brake lockup 1-2 wheels at a time

Hey all,

I've been having an issue with my brakes locking up intermittently. It happens on all 4 wheels but usually one at a time. All fluid levels are fine and I've done a search on here, but couldnt find info on what I was experiencing.

:History: Shortly (about 1000 miles or so) before this started happening, I went off a 4 foot drop (accidentally... dont ask )and landed pretty hard on the front axle. I briefly check the drive line and everything seemed fine. Nothing noticeable and no issues while driving.
:1000 miles later I hooked up to a small trailer with TB and noticed my driver side rear brake had locked up about 2 miles down the road. I figured a small rock or something got lodged between the calipers, but they were fine.

Now I still have the issue and I have no idea what could be causing this. I just had surgery on my left arm to fix some nerve damage and I really cant wrench like I used to.

There is 38,000 miles with 35"x12.5" tires and yes I have an extended warranty, but wanted to put that off because I'm deleted.

What do you guys think?

Thanks, and sorry for the long post,

Dom
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:17 PM
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Do you have to be on the brakes for them to lock up or it's just driving down the road and it locks up with no brake application? What do you have to do to get it to unlock? How long does it stay locked?
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Do you have to be on the brakes for them to lock up or it's just driving down the road and it locks up with no brake application? What do you have to do to get it to unlock? How long does it stay locked?
It seems just driving down the road they lock up, but the truck has so much power I really only feel some slight drag, usually I smell them burning. As far as unlocking, I've tried backing up for about 20 feet and that seem to help 1 out 5 times and other times I cycle the truck on/off and that seems to help 1 out 5 times too. So really... I have no idea. When it originally happened I had to take the wheel off and reset the caliper manually and figured that was the issue, but then it was really intermittent and happening on all four corners not just the Left rear.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dom
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