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Old 06-17-2013, 06:19 AM
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Front brake caliper rebuild

I've got a 2006 F250 6.0 crew cab, and I'm having problems with the front calipers. The original calipers came with phenolic pistons, and the driver's side front has started to seize. I'm trying to locate steel pistons for the calipers so that I can rebuild them myself. Ford will only sell a re-manufactured caliper with the steel pistons, and rebuild them myself. I've only got 27,000 miles on the truck, and would like to find the steel pistons. Does anyone know who might sell them?

btw-Rock Auto lists steel replacement pistons, but when I got them, they were phenolic pistons with a steel plate at the top, where they come in contact with the brake pad.
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. Ford will only sell a re-manufactured caliper with the steel pistons, and rebuild them myself. I've only got 27,000 miles on the truck, and would like to find the steel pistons.
I have 95 k on mine without issues but I am not fond of the pistons either

I did help My neighbor with his 2000 and Had him go to Autozone for a loaded caliper it did have metal pistons so maybe have them pull one to inspect
if Autozone is local to you? ps they were reman OEM calipers and looked like a good quality rebuild with all hardware

if the plastic pistons haven't cracked then maybe just the bore has a corrosion issue ?
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