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Old 08-17-2013, 08:06 AM
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I really need some local help/input

My husband is in the Navy. We have a 2006 Ford F250 6.0L. The trucks VA registration was up in May. I finally got new plates for it Thursday. Drove about 5 miles, front passenger brake locked up. I let it cool off, it unlocked itself. However, the brakes still got hot.

Due to my husband not being home to diagnose I went ahead with advice I had received from this site and had a friend change the caliper. He did, but brake is now locking up still.

I don't know what else to look at, my arm is in a cast and the truck is now 15 miles from me at his friends house.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm desperate and now vehicle-less.


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Old 08-17-2013, 12:41 PM
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Have him check the master cylinders as well. I've seen them fail and cause brake drag
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:52 PM
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True.
An easy way to see if the master cylinder or brake hose is not releasing and keeping fluid pressure is to crack the bleeder port open when the caliper is locking up, if the caliper releases and some fluid squirts out then back track from that brake hose to the master cylinder.
If your friend needs some more info PM me and I can give you my cell number so I can walk him through the steps for getting this fixed.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:56 PM
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I am gonna be bringing the truck back home tonight. He says changing the caliper was all he could do. Ill try to figure out if I can find the bleeder port. I'm in a cast so everything seem to be 10x harder.


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Old 09-05-2013, 11:13 AM
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BUMP.. Im having the same problem. A friend told me it could be the ABS control module. Reason being breaks start to drag randomly so I let it sit for about 10 mins then restart the truck and they are released. Ive had it randomly happen on different wheels. I began chasing the calipers by replacing them. Got a new module on order will update when swapped.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:59 AM
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We replaced the flexible brake line going from the frame rail to the caliper and the problem was fixed.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:22 PM
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Oh nice. Where did you get your break line at? If my new part doesn't fix it I might try that.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:49 PM
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Autozone. Paid $22.99. Took 15 minutes
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how is this rig running?
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:59 AM
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This problem is fixed. We now have no heat though. Haha
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