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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-23-2002, 03:15 PM
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Brakes question

I just got my truck out the paint shop and my brakes started acting up a little bit. They used to sqeal a little bit but they are making more noise now. My pads are almost a half inch thick so that isn't the problem. The truck started to pull to the left when I applied the brakes. Once when I was pulling out my driveway I put the truck in reverse and couldn't move because they were locked up. I freed it by going in forward sharply. Maybe the caliper is sticking closed, because sometimes when I just start to move I hear a slight squeel without the brakes applied. How do I correct this?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-23-2002, 03:21 PM
 
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<font color=green>Sounds like a sticky caliper to me. Gonna need to get some new or rebuilt calipers probably.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-23-2002, 07:52 PM
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its your caliper just put one on my truck for same reason and fixed that a rebuilt one cost me $15 and very easy to change
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-23-2002, 08:26 PM
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Just seems funny that this started after it was in the body shop, do you think paint dust would affect the calipers in any way?
post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-24-2002, 06:49 PM
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no way that a paint would affect the caliper, i would chalk it up to coincidance, unless you have a fiew too many extra miles since you gave it to the spray shop.
ive got the same problem with the pulling to the side when i brake, its a nasty pull by now, massed up my aligment after hard braking with a trailer behind it (can you say wigle wigle down the street?)
as far as the lucking up where you couldn't go back words, i would give cradit to the rear end for that one though, usually its the drums that get you stuck where you have to go the opposite way to free them, i replaced those after i dragged my left rear for about 50 feet of light braking (worn out to crap, and leaking pistons or whatever you call those push-apart pieces), at least check your rear.
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Re: Brakes question

you can either rebuild the caliper or buy a remanufactured one.
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2002, 06:35 AM
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Did Jimmy's come with more than one kind of caliper in 1989 because I went up to the local carquest and bought a set of oem calipers and they were slightly different than mine, they had a small notch on the body that was even with the piston, I couldn't slide the thing on, I finally just put the old one back on. I am going to check those rear brakes though, never thought of that. They never gave me any trouble before.
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