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Old 05-03-2005, 17:50   #1 (permalink)
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Question brake problem

i need help with 2000 f-250 crew cab . front left brake locks up.no abs lighht coms on nor does the brake peddle fee like the abs is working.not sure what to check for.does anyone have any idea where to start looking.l
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:56   #2 (permalink)
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Re: brake problem

not sure if this will help but I had shudder/binding probs with an EF wagon on the left side and found during a shoe replacement that the top pin that allows the caliper to 'float' wasnt allowing the caliper to release due to a coating of gunk and surface corrosion.
it was freed by judicious use of a pair of pliers and squirting WD40 but wasnt greased at the time which was stupid because 3 months later it froze again.
It took me some effort to get the pin to move with pliers and judicius WD40 and when I cleaned it up, I applied a good application of Lithium Brake grease on the 2 pins and so far so good.
One other thing that surprised me was the Master Cylinder recently failed and before the red light appeared, for a few days it felt like I was driving with the brakes applied.
I drove 12 kms to a shopping centre and when I stopped, the discs were damned hot and 'crackling' but I also had erratic pedal movement, one minute soft, gentle braking, the next minute I was wrapped around steering wheel when I used the brakes.
It took 3 days before the red light began to flicker before staying on all the time.
Then to my unbounding joy, I found the local Ford dealer doesnt keep master cylinders in stock.
The wagon has 220,000km so not too bothered by its replacement. Only the cost and the delay.
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