Destroyed my caliper....
Well I got home the other day after a 10 1/2 deployment and the truck had a present for me. My Dad had recently driven it from northern Indiana down to down here in south eastern Virginia. He said he started hearing grinding noise on his way down here. Well I got in it and drove and it sure enough it sounded horrible. So yesterday I pulled off the passenger rear tire and took a look. Well the rotor is completely chewed up, the inside pad was destroyed, just the plate left. After beating the rotor for like an hour I finally got it off.
Found that both the pistons in the caliper were cracked and fell apart when I pulled the pad out. I mean those pistons were destroyed! I'm guessing once the pad went it just heated the crap out of the caliper and just destroyed the pistons and the rotor.
So ran around yesterday and got new rotors and pads for the rear (both sides). Went to Ford today to see when I can get a new caliper. Its suppose to be in later today. I already turned in my old one for a core so I cant grab any pictures to show how destroyed the pistons and caliper were.
I've never changed calipers on a vehicle before so I've never had to deal with bleeding the brakes or anything like that. Anyone have any tips for me as far as getting her all back together?? Any tips for bleeding them really well and get her back to full breaking performance would be greatly appreciated. I'll try to get up some pictures of the rotor and the pads. Also the parking brake had gotten really hot and pretty much welded its self to the inside of the rotor....