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Old 02-28-2013, 04:45 PM
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Anyone else with caliper woes?

Ok guys, Im getting a little frustrated. I replaced a rear caliper last year that was dragging intermittently. (Drivers rear) Now the other side is starting the same thing. I think these factory calipers must be junk. I am not hard on brakes at all either. Anyone else with this?
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:18 PM
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how many miles are on the truck... do you drive gravel, dusty roads a lot...etc. what was done with the truck before you owned it. I have 53000 miles on mine and no issues... I tow a bobcat trailer with a few thousand pounds and a 9000lb skid steer fairly regular.

I know on all my f150s were garbage, but i also didnt have trailer brakes at that time either and that screwed mine up quick mixed with idiots cutting in and out of traffic causing me to slam on my brakes......Let me clarify this.....mine were warped rotors not calipers.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:31 PM
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Towing equipment all it's life and have had no issues at 31k miles. All of our trucks get good mileage out of brakes except the dump truck but ford says we put too much weight in it.
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I am the original owner, truck has 47,000 on the clock and I havent towed much. Recently just towed a small u haul trailer out to South Dakota in November. No dusty roads generally. Most miles are highway miles. And it seems to be just caliper issues, not rotors at all.
Thanks for the replies tho guys. Maybe im just venting more than anything else. Haha
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I would take the calipers apart and make sure they aren't sticking. Oil the sliding pins real good.
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I replaced my pads and turned the rotors at the 36,000 mile service. Had uneven wear on my brake pads at the time of replacement. Rarely tow and when I do, it's light. Same goes for payload, light loads considering what these trucks can haul.
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Pistons on the previous caliper were sticking. Ill bet its the same issue here. I just hate paying for a caliper that should still be good. And I have taken the brakes apart each year to lube pistons and clean the rust off parts. Ill see how the caliper change goes and probably a new hose as well.
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Hmm that is weird. Maybe it's the road salt getting in there causing it? I snow plow and haven't had an issue. When reassembling use never seize and see if that helps. Just throwing ideas out there. Good luck
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i had the same issue on my truck at around 50K. Driver rear caliper stuck hard. Couldn't really notice the brake dragging but definitely knew that smell. Ended up replacing both rear calipers and rotors just to make sure that it didn't happen to the other side. Cost around $500 in parts from the dealer. I also don't tow or drive down dusty dirt roads. normal paved dirt for me most of the time
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Anyone else with caliper woes?

Same problems with mine around 60000 miles. Passenger rear then driver rear.


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