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Old 10-27-2012, 11:10 PM
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Stuck Caliper

Had a sticking caliper (front driver side) on the way home while towing a 20ft with a 2 ton load (aux brakes cranked up of course). Ended up noticing the siezed brake after excessive burning brake smell in stop-n-go traffic and decided to pull over. Got out, touched the rim to see which wheel it was and almost burned my hand on the fouled wheel assembly. Took care of the issue by freeing up caliper with some WD40, brake cleaner and some gently applied pressure from a flathead after everything cooled down. Not looking to take a chance again, so Im going to replace both front calipers (cant do one without the other). My question is: Would there have been any damage to the front end since my entire front end assembly was scorching hot from this dragging brake? Is there anything else expected to soon fail (besides a warped rotor) as a result of this excessive heat buildup? Nothing has melted that I can see.
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