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Old 12-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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Brakes Dragging?

I have a 2001 GT and on my rear left brake, the outside pad drags.... Not enough to slow me down.. Very slight noise when cold out and just coasting.. It would get very hot so hot it burnt me on contact..

What I have done is changed the pins,bolts, and boots... This CONSIDERABLY reduced the dragging... And did not get AS hot.. But again it was minimal to start.. Obviously if it was the caliper sticking the Inside would drag as well if I am thinking clearly... Any and all help would be wonderful as you guys
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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I would make sure the pins have a really good coat of grease on them.

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Old 12-28-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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The carrier bracket that the pins slide in have terrible castings. I had the same problem--drivers side rear. I changed the pads; rotors and greased the heck out of the pins the first time. Then it happened again within two years of replacing the noted components. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the closed end of the carrier had a small hole in the casting. This lets in water/moisture and after a while the slide pins--no matter how much grease you use--seize or at the least don't move as smoothly as they should. My only suggestion is to replace with a new aftermarket piece....about $40 each

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