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Front Passenger Side Brake Binding

So, I took my truck up for some fun on the backroads.. nothign harsh at all, turned around after a 3 foot wall of snow prevented me to get any furhter.. and on teh way back down I heard this gnarly scraping//squeeling sound coming from the front passenger tire.. I stopped the vehicle, pumped the brakes several times, backed up a bit and the squeel went away.. up until about 500 feet form my house, then it started up again...

As I was washign som eof the dirt and such off my truck, the hose water splashed down through the wheel and hit the brake in between the wheel holes and started sizzling and steaming as soon as it hit down there.. so obviously during the drive back it was still bound up quite tight. I didnt feel it trying to slow me down, and I tried applying pressure on teh brakes on teh road, and it wasnt pulling me to the right like it woudl if it was binding really bad.



Is there any little tips you can give on what I should check for it perhaps? On the drive back home from work it gave that gnarly gridning/scraping/squeeling sound again all the way hom.
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Sounds like a pad wore off or separated from the backing plate.This may have let the piston slide too far out of the bore and cocked sideways slightly.So now the piston can't retract.
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Got it all fixed, there was a rock stuck in between the brake disc and the rear guard, had to really fish it out of there and rotated teh wheels a bit until it popped out.. man, it was sure a horrible screeching/scraping sound it was making..!

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you should have taken the rotor off and have it checked out, might have to be turned if you have a good goudge in it
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Nice Mike. Happens from time to time to me too. Little piece of gravel gets stuck at the backing plate and the rotor. gotta love it.
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thats why i dont have backing plates.
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you should have taken the rotor off and have it checked out, might have to be turned if you have a good goudge in it
I peered at the entire backing with a light reflecting on it.. no gounging.. thank god, it wasnt driven very far.. only to work and back until this morning when I pulled the tire off and got it fixed.. checked for any indentations and such.. nothign there =)
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