Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
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Feels like dragging brake
I have had issues, like a lot, with the calipers dragging on my brakes. The RR is the main issue right now. Was so bad the first time I got a new caliper bracket, slide bolts, and pads. I know my rotor is warped but it's not terrible. Then I was smelling burning brake. Pulled/lubed slide pins on both sides rear, and they were still good.
I did notice that when I went to compress the pistons back down, that on the left rear, they went in easily, with not much effort. On the right rear, they were very hard to compress, even with a C clamp.
To me, that meant I had a fluid flow issue, or a caliper issue. So I replaced the flex hose from the hard line to the caliper, and no effect.
Sometimes, when rolling slowly, I can feel the pulsing of the warped rotor against the pads and feel it dragging, slowing me down. And other times it's smooth and there is no dragging what so ever.
So since I replaced the hose, lubed, the pins, and have new fluid (again), what else do you think? Pull the ends on the hard line and blow it out?
Could the LR be dragging and just enough for me to feel? The pads didn't show that the LR was dragging.
2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
330,000 + miles