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Stuck brakes!! Crap!

So my brakes are stuck, maybe my drivers front and rear, other brakes also are really warm... I hauled a load of heifers (7, 1000# each) and then took off the trailer to take my wife to town. When I stopped I smelled a horrible burning smell. Smoke was coming from the drivers rear and my front was so hot it sizzled when I spit on it... The dealer I bought this from put pads in all around, have no idea if he greased the pins or did anything right, probably didn't even clean anything... I know there is a hydroboost issue that can happen, so I swapped out my old PS fluid for new Mobil 1 ATF...not sure how the contaminates mess with the brakes? Can anyone explain this? I know there is a TSB about it.... Also what is the common issue with these 6.4 super duty brakes? Caliper or guide pins? I have never had to change a caliper before... I am guessing this is why my mileage started sucking month ago and at the same time my stupid coolant deltas got bigger, jumped from 3-4 to 9-10, truck drives straight as an arrow, tires look good...could this be a valve or something? Hopefully i get a chance to take my wheels off tomorrow afternoon and take a look...I'm guessing the dealer that did the brakes probably did a quicky job, I guess it's my own fault for not checking their work and making sure there was new grease in the pins...any help is greatly appreciated!! I am a 6.4 brake novice...

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I have also noticed weird steering things that feel like my hubs are still locked in or something for the last month, I am guessing that is my sticking brakes acting up on and off...

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I've got the same problems.. My drivers side rear caliper was stuck and by the time I got around to takin the caliper off and regreasing, it had ruined my stock rim with the hot roter/brake pad shavings welding themselves to the rim. Since then, i regreased about 2 months and as of last week my front passenger side is frozen. My rotor is totally shot. I'm not even gonna bother taking to dealer cause I'm sure they're gonna tell me that because I have 37" tires, my brakes aren't built to suit. I just ordered new rotors and caliper's for all corners about an hour ago online just to save my new Hostage's. about $1100 BUCKS LATER!

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Ouch that sucks, I really hope I can just put some better quality new pads and new guide pins in my truck with the right grease all around and call it done...we will see tomorrow.

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Found my problem, had the left rear wheel rolling smoke down the road today...bottom piston was stuck, top fine, so when i would brake hard (towing) the bottom piston would extend, get stuck and keep the pad on the rotor....new caliper did the trick, will flush out the rest of the crappy old fluid tomorrow...

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Good deal. How hard is it to change the caliper?

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Not bad, I did a google search to find directions as this was my first time, took about 2.5 hours while doing my chores (I farm) in between...even managed a one man bleed by using the old rotor to push down on the brake pedal and one of those little bleeder bottles you get at auto parts stores...now I just need to flush out my old crappy brake fluid...

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