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This keeps happening usually from a stop (stop light etc) when I've had the brakes pressed. I hear them grind a little bit and the the ABS light comes on, and the problem seems to go away. A mechanic told me that it has to do with how the brake pads are made. They contain a substance that acts like a magnet, or rocks getting into my brakes. This is a frequent issue, is there anything I can do to fix this problem? Do I just need different pads?
 

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This keeps happening usually from a stop (stop light etc) when I've had the brakes pressed. I hear them grind a little bit and the the ABS light comes on, and the problem seems to go away. A mechanic told me that it has to do with how the brake pads are made. They contain a substance that acts like a magnet, or rocks getting into my brakes. This is a frequent issue, is there anything I can do to fix this problem? Do I just need different pads?
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I know there are metallic pads (I have ceramic ones on my truck) but I would think they would be constructed so as not to develop magnetic attraction to the rotors. Are the spring clips all intact and the slide pins not snagging on anything?
 

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I'm not sure. I just drove it today and had no problems. Some days like today are better than other days. I don't know alot about these things.
 

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have you had your brakes looked at by a pro? Sounds like you may need a brake job... X2 on the ceramic pads if you need to change those...
 

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This keeps happening usually from a stop (stop light etc) when I've had the brakes pressed. I hear them grind a little bit and the the ABS light comes on, and the problem seems to go away. A mechanic told me that it has to do with how the brake pads are made. They contain a substance that acts like a magnet, or rocks getting into my brakes. This is a frequent issue, is there anything I can do to fix this problem? Do I just need different pads?
Check your brake hoses. I had to change mine on my 05 2500. I was having the same issue. The best way to check is pull a caliper and try to compress it. If it moves freely it and the lines are good. If it doesn't move freely remove the line and try again.
 

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well it is my driver's side front brake that is the problem. It started smoking bad today, and smelled like fire. I'll just need to have it checked out.
 

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This keeps happening usually from a stop (stop light etc) when I've had the brakes pressed. I hear them grind a little bit and the the ABS light comes on, and the problem seems to go away. A mechanic told me that it has to do with how the brake pads are made. They contain a substance that acts like a magnet, or rocks getting into my brakes. This is a frequent issue, is there anything I can do to fix this problem? Do I just need different pads?
You may have a sticking calipher, give those a check. Did a brake job on my 2012 and the right back was stuck so had to replace it, there were no outward signs of it when driving but when I tried to depress the calipher it was stuck solid. They use phenolic pistons and over time the tend to warp and will cause sticking problems, I wish they still used metal pistons.
 

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Update: I just got it back from the shop. They replaced the frozen caliper, and there was a sensor on the rear brakes they replaced. Now it is working just fine.
 
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