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Old 02-20-2010, 03:00 PM
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The wife was drving my truck when she called and said it wouldn't move and was smoking from both front wheel wells. I showed up and found extreme pressure on the brake pedal and the smell of burnt pads. I tried releasing pressure from both front bleeder valves with no results. The brake pedal pressure finally released on its own and I was able to baby it home. Not sure if my calipers are the problem or something else. Was told it could be the power brake booster....how do i test it to see if its bad?
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Hmmm seems like you have a problem haha. I wish I knew what it could be to help you out. That caliper seems like a good place to start. I wish I was more knowledgable in this but I'll let someone else take it from here
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its hard to answer your question without more information, like year, make, model,
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Sorry, guess the info would be a little more useful.
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If you open the bleeders and the caliper still did not release, I would lean toward the calipers. Although it is odd that both would go out at exactly the same time. Have you pulled them off yet and tried to reset the pistons?
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Its driveable now, whatever was keeping the brakes locked released on its own. I drove it from where it happened at back to the house which is about 6 miles. I drove again today about 5 miles round trip and it seems to be ok, i just dont want it to happen again. I need it ready for a road trip in the weeks to come.
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You might want to have it looked at before your trip. Take it from me, it really sucks to break down when you are out of town. That's personal experience talking, had 2 vehicles smoked on road trips last year. One lost a core plug(lost, not leaked), and the other had an electrical fire. First one I should have seen coming, second was right out of the blue. Felt absolutely naked, didn't have any of my usual sources or contacts to turn to. Best of luck.
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I'd take a very close inspection and skip the trip for now. At least in that vehicle. Block the rear wheels with chocks, use the E-Brake, and jack up the front. Zip off the wheels and take a look at the calipers. Disconnect them from the caliper mounting brackets and use a coat hanger to hang the calipers. Never let them hang off the brake hose. From what you describe I'm sure the pads must be toast and the rotors are warped. Take some pics and tell us what you find.
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wow thats scary once when i was driving back from getting breaks done i stepped on the petal and it when straight to the floor i had to use the ebrake sorry i cant help you though as i have limited auto knowledge.
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I'd take a very close inspection and skip the trip for now. At least in that vehicle. Block the rear wheels with chocks, use the E-Brake, and jack up the front. Zip off the wheels and take a look at the calipers. Disconnect them from the caliper mounting brackets and use a coat hanger to hang the calipers. Never let them hang off the brake hose. From what you describe I'm sure the pads must be toast and the rotors are warped. Take some pics and tell us what you find.
Incongnito is right on, those pads are baked. Good call, Incognito!
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