I don't get to drive my PSD much these days. The work beater gets all my attention and abuse but I went to take big red out for a ride last week and when I came to a stop, the driver front wheels was smoking like no tomorrow. It eventually stopped and when I got out, it smelled like a burning brake pad. Seeing as how I haven't driven the truck much in the last few months I just assumed it was a stuck caliper.
Is this a common problem? I've let the truck sit for weeks at a time with no issues before. How should I clear this up? I mean the obvious is to take the pads out and squeeze the caliper piston in and clean up any gunk that's obvious but will that do the trick? Am i missing something? Just preparing myself before I go tearing down the front end as it's not exactly as easy for me as taking the wheel off my little dodge car.
'96 F-250 XLT 4x4 Supercab 7.3 Powerstroke; my immaculately clean truck w/ 175,000+ miles
'84 F-150 XLT 4x4 Reg Cab - 302 Gasser (the work beater)
'98 Volkswagen Jetta TDI - my 50 mpg (that's not a typo) commuter car!
__________________ Glenn The Mule-96 2WD F250 EC/LB auto PSD
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