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groundhogy

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Posted: 02/24/19 03:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

So I am again smelling burnt brake smell on my 2003 7.3L F-250.

In the last few years, every one of those brakes has been replaced.
Rebuilt calipers, hoses, and pads.

Now Im smelling the back starboard side rear again. The wheel is warm to the touch after driving. This will be the third time for this unit in the last 3-4 years.

Any ideas on why this is happening or what I might be doing wrong?

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Well they don't seem to have fixed the problem over the years, my 2012 F350 6.7 4WD is on it's 3 set of pads and calipers.


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Posted: 02/24/19 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sticky brakes

Read the last paragraph since you've tried replacing all the components.


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I'm having the same problem and it's always just one wheel, not multiple wheels and not a total lockup. Twice the caliper got really hot while I was going down the highway at speed, hitting the brakes rather lightly only to exit to a rest area. The other times were during solo driving with no heavy demands on the brakes.

My suspicion now is that the brakes are dragging not as a result of normal use. In other words, I began to suspect that the ABS unit was somehow involved, reasoning that if I'm not riding the brake, then the only other normal way that brakes would be applied is through the ABS system. I too had also heard that the brake hoses could be the culprit and mine are original. But recently I just had the ABS sensor throw a code that it was bad and have replaced it. So far so good but it's too early to tell.

But I am still planning to replace the hoses and maybe the lines with stainless braided before the season begins but I'm trying to first satisfy my curiosity on if it was the ABS sensor on the pumpkin.


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Are you folks making sure the caliper pins are free and lubed.

That was a pesky item on my ole 7.3 psd.

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Dave H M wrote:

Are you folks making sure the caliper pins are free and lubed.

That was a pesky item on my ole 7.3 psd.

Yes, pins are lubed and everything that moves is moving well. I sand any rust off moving surfaces and "moisten" them with a very light "grease rub" into the pores of the metal. I do this every year.

You didn't mention the year of your 7.3, but my niece has a 2002 7.3 and has had no problems with brakes.

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groundhogy wrote:

Hi,

So I am again smelling burnt brake smell on my 2003 7.3L F-250.

In the last few years, every one of those brakes has been replaced.
Rebuilt calipers, hoses, and pads.

Now Im smelling the back starboard side rear again. The wheel is warm to the touch after driving. This will be the third time for this unit in the last 3-4 years.

Any ideas on why this is happening or what I might be doing wrong?

groundhogy


You've had the same wheel stick almost annually and have replaced what? each time?
And presume they're not just sticky or froze up from corrosion?
Need to explain better, or have you just taken it to a shop and said "fix it?"


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agesilaus wrote:

Well they don't seem to have fixed the problem over the years, my 2012 F350 6.7 4WD is on it's 3 set of pads and calipers.


I was going to say that a common denominator for the other 2 guys is they live in the salt belt.
Your issue cannot be the same as theirs, or are you driving your truck in the ocean down there in the FLA?
What is the issue with yours? Brand new calipers freeze up every 3 years?

This is not a typical mfg issue. There are literally millions of Superdutys running around without brake issues. And every other vehicle
Sometimes it helps to determine the cause, or your condemned to repeating the past.

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How long does this truck sit unused? Does it have phenolic pistons in the caliper or steel?





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Wow - my 2005 F250 is still on the original brakes with 90,000 miles and the brakes are looking good still. And between a large dump trailer, enclosed snow machines trailers and a heavy TT, I do put on a few miles towing.

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