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post #1 of 14 Old 04-28-2013, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Both rear brakes locked up

Anyone have an 08 lock up both rear brakes before? Not the emergency brakes, calipers stuck on. Please help. Used c clamps to back them off once cool but afraid larger issue exists thank you!!
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i had the driver rear caliper freeze up on me. I couldn't tell it other than the unmistakable smell of burnt breaks when i got out of the truck one day. I ended up replacing both sides just to be safe. It was just bad calipers. I have read multiple guys having the same issues.

make sure to get the right ones. the dealer had a heck of a time getting the correct caliper for me.


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i had the driver rear caliper freeze up on me. I couldn't tell it other than the unmistakable smell of burnt breaks when i got out of the truck one day. I ended up replacing both sides just to be safe. It was just bad calipers. I have read multiple guys having the same issues.

make sure to get the right ones. the dealer had a heck of a time getting the correct caliper for me.
I hear what you are saying but for both calipers to fail at the same exact moment seems suspect. I am fearful there is an issue between the distribution block on the rear axle and the master cylinder.
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i agree there.
any chance you had one locked up and didn't know it. Then the other followed suit..
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i agree there.
any chance you had one locked up and didn't know it. Then the other followed suit..
Right now I am open to any ideas. I am wondering if one did in fact lock up and I did not notice it. That rotor then got so hot and expanded the brake fluid and applied the other brake. I am not a mechanic or brake expert. Looks like I am getting my brakes 101 class now though. Just looking for ideas before Ford replaces something that is not needed.
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honestly, i have read a bunch of guys saying that that calipers have issues. Not sure of the cause. I haven't heard if it is something causing it or just bad calipers. For my sake i hope its just bad calipers because that is all i replaced. No issues since and that was 30k miles ago. You could always start with the calipers and see if that is all it was. If it was something else, they wouldn't work, right? Im no brake expert either...


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honestly, i have read a bunch of guys saying that that calipers have issues. Not sure of the cause. I haven't heard if it is something causing it or just bad calipers. For my sake i hope its just bad calipers because that is all i replaced. No issues since and that was 30k miles ago. You could always start with the calipers and see if that is all it was. If it was something else, they wouldn't work, right? Im no brake expert either...
That may be the best place to start. Not a complex job and one I can do myself. My fear was that it was something else and I would smoke another set of brakes and hardware in the process. With that in mind, Ford will soak me no matter what so that may be the best bet. Thanks for the feedback. Just looking for options since this site has saved me a time or two in the past.
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this site has saved me as well. I try to return the favor and reply as often as i can.


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this site has saved me as well. I try to return the favor and reply as often as i can.
Not to bring alive and old thread, but I replaced the calipers, rotors and pads on this truck in a Ford Garage last year on May 1, for a hefty price. Driving today to get a oil change, look back and the driver rear is smoking....frozen caliper. Truck has 10k miles since the change on May 1. Ford Warranty at the time was 12/12....7 days late...no warranty. The best part is, the oil and filter were never done since they found $2,400 of front end work as well. I love the truck, but I am getting sick of these $1,000 plus repairs every 6 months. Any ideas on why the brakes would go bad? I would greatly appreciate some form of help on this.
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I just had this happen to my truck, The 2 front calipers would take turns locking up I had both front calipers replaced and it took care of problem. From what I understand the factory Piston in the Caliper is made of plastic and locks up. My replacement ones have Metal pistons and are guaranteed for life.

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