Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L)Diesel Topics Only
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The left front brake caliper was siezed up on my truck. Both calipers looked pretty rough so I replaced both of them and put new pads on. Now the left one seems like it's sticking a little again. Also alot of times my brake pedal feels like trying to mash a concrete block for a few seconds then it softens up. I bled the brakes until no bubbles were coming out when I put the new calipers on. The hard pedal issue was there before I installed the new calipers. Could this be a vacuum pump problem? The pully on the vacuum pump looks pretty rough, looks like rust and a lot of gunk on it, I was thinking of taking it off and cleaning it up to see it that helped any. Thoughts?
Okay, I'll try those. As far as one caliper feeling like it's sticking, I figured that out. It seems that if you put a brake pad on backwards to where the metal side of the pad is contacting the rotor, they don't work very well! I'm such an idiot!
Ummm? ouch for the rotor? Did it damage it to much?
1990 Ford F250 4x4, ZF5, L/S 4.10, N/A 7.3L Diesel, 568,808km/377,497 miles, still on the original clutch!
1989 Ford F150 300-6, C6, 2.73, 135,000km/84,000 miles.
1987 Ford E350 26ft. Motorhome, N/A 6.9L Diesel, C6, 3.54, 277,000km/173,000 miles.
1985 Ford E350 Ext Van, 6.9L Diesel, C6, 4.11, 670,000km/419k miles
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