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Sticking brakes

I replaced my front brake pads 8 months or so ago and I also put on new calipers. Brakes are wicks and the calipers are Autozone. I noticed at that time the passenger caliper had been sticking and now I am having the same problem again. Unfortunately I had to bleed the brakes myself so that may be part of the problem. I did not replace the black rubber brake hose, could that cause problems??
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I replaced my front brake pads 8 months or so ago and I also put on new calipers. Brakes are wicks and the calipers are Autozone. I noticed at that time the passenger caliper had been sticking and now I am having the same problem again. Unfortunately I had to bleed the brakes myself so that may be part of the problem. I did not replace the black rubber brake hose, could that cause problems??
I suspect it's not a hose or bleeding issue, but rather the caliper bracket slide pins. They are notorious for sticking on these trucks due to dirt and rust. When you did your brake job did you pull the pins from bracket and clean and lubricate them? Were the rubber dust boots on the pins intact? If your brakes haven't worn too much due to sticking, there's probably still a chance to pull it apart and check/re-lube/replace the pins (or possibly the entire caliper bracket) before the new pads and rotor are damaged.

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It is most likely you just need to grease the caliper slides and also make sure the pads can move freely on the caliper bracket.
It is possible for a rubber brake hose to cause a sticking brake but not common.

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I am fairly sure that the caliper kit came with new rubber boots for the pins. I did grease them but maybe too much, although I would think this would happen far more often than it does if that was the case. I will pull them apart later this week and check everything as well as replace both brake hoses.

I will post here when I am finished. Thanks for the help guys!
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I just recently replaced the front pins on mine, I don't think they were sticking, but when I pulled them apart, a few didn't look too good. Quick/easy job to do and may very well be the cause. You might have too much grease in there causing a "hydraulic" lock situation where the pin can't slide freely?


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I just had my brakes done and it feels like on my truck the brakes are locking or sticking . There is no rhyme or reason, first one side then the other with the steering wheel jumping in my hand from side to side. I told the mechanic what is happening and he has no idea what I am talking about.
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