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CapeDave

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Posted: 09/24/19 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A 20 mile trip is not what I would do to diagnose a sticky caliper!

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The issue has been resolved. $1700 and change later. We had a mechanic replace all the rear brake components on both sides. This also included new seals, new brake fluid, etc. He checked the fronts and they were fine so we didnt do anything there. He also checked the tires, put in a new battery, and adjusted the airbags. I drove it 2 hours on Thursday. No smell, no heat, more power, excellent braking.


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Posted: 10/31/19 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BigCanoe wrote:

The issue has been resolved. $1700 and change later. We had a mechanic replace all the rear brake components on both sides. This also included new seals, new brake fluid, etc. He checked the fronts and they were fine so we didnt do anything there. He also checked the tires, put in a new battery, and adjusted the airbags. I drove it 2 hours on Thursday. No smell, no heat, more power, excellent braking.
Glad you got it fixed. Did the shop tell you what was actually wrong with your brakes, ie frozen calipers, or collapsed brake lines? Or at least a list of parts they replaced?

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Yea frozen calipers and discolored (not sure what else) rotors from heat. They replaced rotors, calipers, pads, hoses, brake fluid, differential fluid, seals, and battery. I use a small town mechanic for all my work, hes a straight shooter. I usually just trust him.

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You payed a reasonable dollar amount for the work and materials you had done.
I too use local shops and avoid dealers whenever I can.
Glade you got your problem taken care of!


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ON my 2001 E450 the parking brake was on drive shaft, just after thr transmission.





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