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Old 06-25-2016, 05:28 PM   #1
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Brake caliper problem?

So my front right caliper is hanging up on something...it is running much much hotter than the left side and the wheel is hard to turn when I jack it up....

Don't know if it's a bad caliper or a bad brake hose....

The pins are greased and move freely and the pads are good as well...

Stock brakes...not brembo

Has anyone had this problem? Or has any knowledge on the matter?

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Brembos or stock?


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Old 06-25-2016, 07:17 PM   #3
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Stock

Sorry for not including that
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Brake caliper problem?

UPDATE:

It was the break hose leaving the caliper...I'm guessing it was clogged up inside or it went bad.. I don't know but that solved the problem!
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Glad you figured it out.

The rubber brake lines are actually dual lines (inner and outer section) and when they are damaged by hanging them while changing brakes etc, the line gets damaged inside and makes releasing pressure more difficult and sometimes impossible. That's why you should never let your caliper free hang from the brake lines. Always set it up on the rotor or hang it with a small bungie cord.

Not saying you did that but that's one of the biggest reasons for failure that's if heard of.


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UPDATE
Here was the problem with the old brake hose. There was obviously something clogging up at the one spot where you can see in the pictures. That spot is exactly where the clamp attaches to the ABS line to hold them together.

Then where the spot was had cracks in it...also in the pictures.

I'm guessing the fluid got down in the cracks and started to swell, not allowing the let the fluid come back and thus keeping the brakes applied.
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excellent update

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That is ugly. Thanks for the info. Time for everyone to check their brake lines!!!
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Since you found something in the line... Are you going to flush the brake system?


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Since you found something in the line... Are you going to flush the brake system?


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Oh no I don't plan on doing all that lol
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:23 PM   #11
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UPDATE:

Put my car up on my lift today to change the rear brake pads...

And GUESS WHAT...

The front right tire is still locking up! Even after I tested it after I put the brake line in and it was fine.

That is so confusing due to what i found in the brake line...

But now it's time to change the caliper cause I really don't think this line is messed up already...

God what did I get myself into getting a ford 😩
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