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so i dont know if any of you have know what is going on but today after work i decided to wash my truck after hunting all weekend and as i was hosing it down my left rear rotor started smoking when the water hit it. none of the others did it so i dont know why this rotor is getting so hot. could the pads be dragging. i though maybe my park brake was adjusted wrong and not releasing all the way but then the other one would be dragging too. any thoughts would be great

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Either the caliper is sticking or the brake hose on that side is worn. But its the caliper most often

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will i need to replace the whole caliper or what

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will i need to replace the whole caliper or what
Yeah they run about 100 bucks

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Mine did the same thing but it happened on the highway lol, big smoke cloud after i got off. I ended up replacing that caliper and the other three because they all did the same thing within like a month. Fromt ones are fun because the truck suddenly turns to the direction of the stuck caliper. I guess I'm just "lucky"

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oh great i just blew a bunch of money on my truck making it faster and now the things to make it stop are going out. well it looks like i will be getting a new caliper soon

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Either siezed caliper or the slide pins on the caliper mount are frozed and not allowing the caliper to slide back.


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thanks guys it looks like either way i am getting a new caliper and pads tomorrow

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im having the same problem but when i replaced my pads, my calipers moved freely. my drivers side smells bad after driving it. like burnt brake smell.

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im having the same problem but when i replaced my pads, my calipers moved freely. my drivers side smells bad after driving it. like burnt brake smell.
Its either a caliper or brake hose

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