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Old 08-30-2014, 04:30 PM
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99 f150 front brakes dragging

Bought a high mileage 99 f150 4x4 yesterday. In the process of cleaning her up, the water hose hit the disc brakes on the drivers side and it was hotter than a BBQ grill! Ok, immediately I thought this isn't good. Jacked her up and pulled the caliper. Pads were almost gone so replaced them with a new set, went for a drive. Now the damn things were smoking so bad I thought they were gonna catch fire! Sticky caliper , right? Stopped and got one then realized that the passenger side started doing it too. Damn! Another trip for the other caliper and new pads because these were toast. I mean just burnt to hell. Before I started working on the truck again, I checked on here and I'll be darned if I didn't find out that the old brake hoses might be acting like a check valve because of rust and deterioration. Got a set of brakes hoses too. Put everything on this morning and works like a charm. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has taken the time to write about this problem.
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:42 PM
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Just wanted to add that even with the drivers side draggin like crazy, the truck didn't seem to pull to one side at all. Been happening for a while too because the pads were far more worn on that side.
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