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Front left brake is sticking

Looking for help, I've got an '02 F250 7.3 PSD. Pretty sure my front left brake is sticking, if I let go of the wheel the truck will veer left pretty strongly and I can smell them getting hot, I sprayed a little bit of water on the brake cover and it sizzled off. Sprayed a little bit of water on my front right brake cover at the same time and didn't even get a little steam. What would cause the brake to stick and is it an easy fix? I'm not going to have much time to try to work on it myself.
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Put calipers, pads, and rotors on the front. Will fix it and won't take long.

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Does it pull all the time or just when braking? I had an issue with the slide pins seized up on my drivers side caliper so the truck would pull right when braking. Does this sound like your problem? PM me if you wish, and I can try to help u more if u think this is what is happening.

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yep, id check for frozen slide bolts, then replace caliper if needed.

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Does it pull all the time or just when braking? I had an issue with the slide pins seized up on my drivers side caliper so the truck would pull right when braking. Does this sound like your problem? PM me if you wish, and I can try to help u more if u think this is what is happening.
It pulls all of the time, not just when I hit the brakes.
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try bleeding the brake if its dragging on without brake pedal action
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If you open the bleeder valve on the caliper and it releases you have a master cylinder issue. If it doesn't you need new calipers. Do both at the same time and flush the system otherwise you'll be looking at doing the other one in not too long after


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Thanks for all of the help and advice guys. Had to drive it to work this morning (about a 9 mile trip) and had no issues this time. The wheel did not pull to the left like last night and there was no smell, I checked it after parking. Is it common for this issue to come and go? I'm going to do something about it right away whether or not I get the time to do it myself.
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the rubber lines going to the caliper can rot from the inside out, and not allow the fluid pressure to release.

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Youve either got a bad brake hose or caliper.

bad calipers are common on these trucks.

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