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Brakes Getting Hot

My right rear brake has been getting hotter than the rest the last few days. It actually smoked a little one day. When it gets hot it smells like burnt brakes. I took it apart and can see where the inside of the rotor where the brake shoes are is where it got real Hot. Im not sure why though? I rarely ever use E brake. I adjusted the brake shoes for E brake all the way down so they shouldnt be dragging and cleaned it up and put back together. It is now doing it again. The wheel gets warm and the brake components like caliper and heat shield and rotor are Hot. Its like the E brake shoes are kicking on or dragging some and causing everything to get hot and smell. It doesnt do it every time I drive it though. What the heck is causing the E brake shoes to drag and get the rotor and everything hot?

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1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
COWL HOOD

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Are youre pins and every thing free and working corectaly? What makes you think it is the E brake?

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Yes the pins are free and caliper seems good. Its the E brake because on the inside of the rotor where the E brake shoes are you can tell it got real hot inside there and that the shoes were dragging.

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
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Are your axel seals leaking? The lube will cause the brake material to swell. Check the cables from the front to the back to make sure they are not catching or binding on anything.

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I dont see anything leaking at all. The cables look ok. Is it possible for the right side E brake to be coming on and the left side to not be. I dont know it just seems like the right side E brake is dragging or actually coming on.

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
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SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
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I dont know how. You may want to pull apart bolth sides and compare.

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