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Unhappy Very uneasy feeling...

I'm almost 700 miles from home, something in my left rear disc brake assembly failed and I've got brake fluid all over the caliper and rotor and I had to watch the truck leave my hotel on a ramp truck tonight. Is it just me or would the rest of you feel a little uneasy?

I am pretty sure it will be fine - I called "Triple A" and had them haul it to a large, local Ford Dealer by one of AAA's towing companies. I called my Dealership at home and let them know what happened and where the truck was taken. They said they'd follow up on it tomorrow with the dealer down here. Now I have to find a rental car to get me back and forth to the dealer and my training course, and then get it fixed in time to pack and head home on Friday. Not fun...

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that sucks. hopefully itsnothing too big. did it happen while driving or were you stopped? just for clarification, is that driver side or passenger side?
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that sucks. hopefully itsnothing too big. did it happen while driving or were you stopped? just for clarification, is that driver side or passenger side?
Luckily, I was stopped - I came to a complete stop and then the pedal slowly went to the floor. It is the driver's side rear caliper - it's not a line either. It looks more like the piston seal or something like that.

At first I was a little concerned because it only has 55k miles on it. Then I started thinking about all that salt and sand from the many beach hours on the truck and then the salt and sand from New England winter roads... it's probably normal for those conditions.

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yeah salt and sand are the arch enemy of any rubber seals.

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Cool Update!

Caliper and pads - not in stock however - Wednesday or Thursday!

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whats wrong with the caliper and pads on it? by your description it definately sounds like some sort of seal. and a seal shouldn't warrant replacing the whole caliper.
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Nobody rebuilds calipers anymore, just replace. Sounds like the lip seal around the caliper piston is gone.

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