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Old 07-16-2012, 09:28 AM
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front breaks hangin! helppp

86 6.9 just got her running. Calipers are grabbing. Push the break when driving and they bite n slowly release. But not all the way. Ideas?
 
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:46 AM
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A lot of folks have had flex lines collapse internally causing calipers not to release...
 
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:44 PM
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That was a thought. Them rubber lines collapsing
 
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:29 PM
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Also if the truck sat for a long time, it could have some corrosion and dirt on the caliper pistons causing them to hang up a bit. There is a rubber seal on outside, not the real hydraulic seal on the inside. Disc brakes only have the rubber seal to pull the piston back, no springs. Flex lines can break down and have trouble releasing. You might consider just getting rebuilt calipers and new flex lines, fix it all with new parts.
 
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:32 PM
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x2. Brakes are something not to skimp on. New pads and calipers are cheap and easy to replace.
 
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:35 AM
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Yeah calipers and lines are needed. As well as an axle seal. And an IP.... and wireing......
 
 
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