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Old 05-06-2018, 05:49 AM
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I have a 02 f250 and keep having problems with calipers sticking. I had rotors, pads and calipers replaced a year and half ago. Last fall had trouble with brakes sticking so i took to mechanic he replaced 2 hoses and caliper. That didn't work so he replaced master cylinder that helped for awhile. Yesterday i crossed rail road tracks and my truck pulled left hard. Drive 2miles home and front right was smoking. Sick of dealing with this and want to get fixed right. Thanks for any help!
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:34 AM
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What calipers are you replacing them with? OEM or parts store? Are the slide pins freezing up or the caliper pistons? I've used ceramic anti-seize from Napa (it's purple) with good success for slide pins that want to stick.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:06 AM
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I'm not certain. Second time guy fixed he said when they took master cylinder out they could hear brakes release. Auto store parts were used. Thanks
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:42 AM
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Ford brakes are crap. I've fought off and on for the past 10 years, calipers after calipers, rotors, brake lines, etc.. doesn't seem to matter what brand, or who installs em. My calipers usually start seizing about 6 months after install. There's not a warranty available unless you want to spend big $$ (brembo maybe?) that will honor a sticky caliper. It's a joke really.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:04 PM
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Replaced pads with metallic ones today. The old ones looked pretty burnt. Seems to have worked so far...
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:20 PM
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I just clean my slides grease them and use Wagner semi metallic pads and Wagner rotors. Have yet to have a issue in 20 years of ownership
Maybe the slides are worn funny making the caliper stick?
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Old 12-24-2019, 08:39 PM
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Make sure you change all the fluid also.
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:53 AM
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Old thread but I put the power stop z36 brakes on mine not too long ago. All new calipers, slotted and drilled rotors and carbon ceramic pads. It stops pretty good.
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