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Old 07-18-2005
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Brakes are ruined...

I went to the mall earlier and on the way home My truck started that mysterious shaking, so I pulled into a parking lot and put on the brakes. I noticed that when I wanted to pull off the truck was stuck like the park. brake was on. and when I got home the front right rims was dark as could be. So I sprayed it with the water hose and It was sizzling.So I'm going to the Ford place not too far away and let them work on it b/c thats the only place around here that acctually likes to work on my truck evrytime I've been there they didn't give me all this B.S. prices and stuff. Guess its b/c my mom sold a house to one of the managers and an employee there.One of the reasons I still like Ford and would deff. buy from them again.
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Caliper Piston was sticking eh?
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Um, a hot disc brake will boil water (sizzle) even if its operating normally. Its not very good to spray water on a hot disc, because the heat-transfer could fatigue the disc, or in extreme circumstances, cause it to crack.
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take the caliper off and remove piston
clean it up and rebuild
spray the tire not the rim or rotor if it is very hot
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whats it look like?
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last time i redid my brakes, the "anti-squeak clip" lodged behind the caliper piston keeping it engaged and wore the pad completely out so i was grinding on metal. anyway, that clip pierced the piston boot so I had to swap it out for a rebuilt caliper. hope yours insn't that bad though...
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If you arent farmillar with how brake systems work then dont attempt rebuilding a caliper. I suggest going to the dealership b/c they have genuine Ford parts and techs that know Ford. Im sort of partial to dealerships b/c i work for one. But honestly that is the safest way to go. Believe me if a tech ***** something up they have to repair it for free, i know all too well. Most places have a parts and labor warranty anyway, so your money is well spent.
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well my dad and I just finished looking and its not the brakes. It was the U-joints where trying to find out how much they are and where to buy, its to late to call any parts stores.
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Here some pictures I took today, my dads gonna pick up the parts and We'll prolly install it tonight if its not raining.

Heres the brake rotor:


The inside of the rim(tried to clean it):


And here the rim I polished since it was off. And I gotta redo the center cap b/c it fades and cracks:
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