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Old 11-25-2009, 01:20 AM
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Hey guys,
So it seems that my truck isnt really to happy with me for some reason lol. Here lately i have been having a lot of issues with my truck. I had an issue with the drivers side front caliper over-extending. I got this fixed and it was working fine. I then had an issue with my cooling system not a week later. Yet again, got it fixed and has been working fine. I am driving today and all of a sudden my truck decides it wants to turn left. So i get into the nearest parking lot i can get to and take a look. As i get out it reeks of brake pad. So i look on the drivers side and see that i have smoke coming from within the wheel well. I look in and see the the outer edge of my rotor has been really worn down and it seems like there is excessive wear on the inner braking surface of the rotor. I dont know what is going on. I had just fixed this side not 2 weeks ago and i am being presented with this issue.

If any of you guys have and ideas as to what might be going on, it is greatly appreciated. I can answer any questions that you guys might have.

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Old 11-25-2009, 01:55 AM
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I don't know if it's the same thing but my buddies 98' Neon has been doing the same thing. He replaced the caliper and rotor twice and it kept doing it. He was told that he had to replace the brake line. He bought it but didn't do it yet.
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Ok if you could keep me posted as to how that goes that would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!
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What did you do to fix the over extending caliper? Could have been a temporary fix and needs the real deal. What Ramrob was saying though would make me hesitant to replace a $caliper$ and not the brake line then have the same issue happen again. I say, new brake line, new caliper, and pads maybe rotors too depending what kind of damage was done to your rotor. If you do all that you should go ahead and flush you brake fluid too. Hope this helps, good luck.
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I agree on the fluid flush. That is one of the most overlooked maintenance requirements of any vehicle. Oil, transmission fluid, even coolant gets flushed.

But nobody ever thinks to change their brake fluid... if it's dark brown or black, time to do it.
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What did you do to fix the over extending caliper? Could have been a temporary fix and needs the real deal. What Ramrob was saying though would make me hesitant to replace a $caliper$ and not the brake line then have the same issue happen again. I say, new brake line, new caliper, and pads maybe rotors too depending what kind of damage was done to your rotor. If you do all that you should go ahead and flush you brake fluid too. Hope this helps, good luck.
I replaced the whole caliper, rotor and pads.
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What did you do to fix the over extending caliper? Could have been a temporary fix and needs the real deal. What Ramrob was saying though would make me hesitant to replace a $caliper$ and not the brake line then have the same issue happen again. I say, new brake line, new caliper, and pads maybe rotors too depending what kind of damage was done to your rotor. If you do all that you should go ahead and flush you brake fluid too. Hope this helps, good luck.
That was what I said, buy a new line. Could be blocked, plugged, what I thought I said I guess.
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Update:
Took a better look into the front end this morning. Too the wheel off and about cried lol... the new rotor that i had replaced 2 weeks earlier was pretty worn down on the inside surface.... I then bagan to inspect everything on that side and couldnt find anything other than all of the components worn down. So i took of the calliper and bracket and as i pulled the rotor off a curved metal piece fall from inside the hub. I look in it and see that the bearing is cracked in three places and that there are metal shavings everywhere.
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ahhh...so the bearing was bad and the wheel wasn't in its proper place. That sucks. At least the mystery is solved.
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Just to be on the safe side, check your brake line. The easiest way to do this is to try recompressing the caliper with the bleeder closed. If it compresses easily, it's ok. If not, open the bleeder on the caliper. If it recompresses now, you have a collapsed line, if not, your caliper is bad.
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