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Old 07-31-2009, 04:29 PM
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Brake dragging questio

After a recent brake job, I have a problem with the brakes dragging and the wheels and rotors getting extremely hot. I was about to replace the calipers but wanted to check for a cheaper solution first. I just find it hard to believe that both calipers would go bad at the same time.

Everything went back together fine. If I jack of the front end, both wheels spin for a second and then stop, like there is just a slight drag, but enough to cause excessive heat.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:45 PM
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may need flex lines, they tend to break down and put crap into calipers causing them to stick.
I had both calipers replaced within 3-4 months, didn't replace flex lines and they are draging again. trying to find stainless flex lines for '99 ('00 up are different I guess)
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Did both start dragging at the same time?
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Did you clean up and lube the sliders?
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Did you clean up and lube the sliders?
Yea, the sliders were removed, cleaned, and lubed with fresh grease.

Do new pads normally come with replacement anti-rattle clips? Mine were off the truck for a long time and I put them back on when I did the brake job.
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Did both start dragging at the same time?
when they origionally hung up it was 3-4 month apart. but now they both seem to be dragging a little (not enough to create much heat but more so than when first installed)
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Yea, the sliders were removed, cleaned, and lubed with fresh grease.
what did you use? no antisieze are chassis grease, should be a brake lube od dielectric grease.
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Yea, the sliders were removed, cleaned, and lubed with fresh grease.

Do new pads normally come with replacement anti-rattle clips? Mine were off the truck for a long time and I put them back on when I did the brake job.
I just did a brake job last week, and I had cleaned up the sliders, etc. and still had one that hung up - I ended up changing it. It is possible that both need replaced - if you do decide to replace it make sure you call a lot of different suppliers - the price of these seem to change at every store.....
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what did you use? no antisieze are chassis grease, should be a brake lube od dielectric grease.

It was the lube that came with the pads. It was clear like dielectric grease.
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Flush your brake fluid out until you get clean fluid at the wheel cylinders and calipers, then replace your calipers and flex lines. Rebleed the system and all will be well. $5 says that fixes your problem.

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should be a brake lube od dielectric grease.
No. Dielectric grease is NOT a suitable substance for brake contact points.
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This is the stuff I use to grease my pins and what not for my brakes.

http://www.permatex.com/products/Aut...per_Lube_1.htm

They also have some new purple stuff out to. It is a little pricey but I will probably have the little container forever becasue I hardly have to use any of it and it never washes out.
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Flush your brake fluid out until you get clean fluid at the wheel cylinders and calipers, then replace your calipers and flex lines. Rebleed the system and all will be well. $5 says that fixes your problem.



No. Dielectric grease is NOT a suitable substance for brake contact points.
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Alright, I replaced the flex lines, calipers, rotors, greased the sliders, and flushed two large bottles of fluid through the system and the brakes are still hot enough to sizzle when sprayed after a short drive. The wheels will burn your hand if you leave it on them for a second.

Any other ideas?
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