left rear brake getting hot, sometimes - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-26-2012, 04:40 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: killen, alabama
Posts: 382
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
left rear brake getting hot, sometimes

replaced rotors and pads all the way around, now occasionally the left rear gets smoking hot, not always just sometimes. did a search and found the same problem but no answer to it, anyone had this happen?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-26-2012, 05:25 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Blacklick
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
had it happen to mine and found out it was the master cylinder.replaced it and all is good
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-26-2012, 05:33 PM
Banned

 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: reppin da 615
Posts: 1,919
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Check the slide pins or the caliper itself
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-26-2012, 06:23 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: killen, alabama
Posts: 382
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
slide pins are good, checked and rechecked. how would i go about checking the caliper and master cylinder?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-27-2012, 05:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,620
Thanks: 0
Thanked 62 Times in 58 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Do you use your Parking Brake a lot? Could the left side be hanging-up at those times it's getting hot?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-27-2012, 06:12 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,692
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
can be the rubber hose rotting from the inside, not releasing pressure too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-27-2012, 06:24 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 6,221
Thanks: 32
Thanked 55 Times in 53 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
caliper pistons are known to hang /crack on these

I would visually inspect or just replace they are under 60 with a full hardware kit from Autozone ,,, not that I like throwing parts at stuff but you risk ruining your new pads and rotor if you don't get it resolved
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-18-2013, 09:28 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Replace the caliper

I had the same thing happen to me. Replaced everything except the caliper... figured I would save some money... even replaced the caliper guide rods and rubber boots.... After driving about 2 miles the brake was smoking.

Replaced the caliper and connecting brake hose.

All good now.

A brake caliper is about $55.... guide rods and boots are about $15... So I should have just spent the extra $40 the first time and been done with it....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors