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Old 09-07-2009, 00:21   #1 (permalink)
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F150 on Fire!

just something i thought i would share for everyone, late last night me and my friend were fooling around with my truck and we were parked on a hill so it had set the e-brake, i forgot and left the e-brake on while driving and with the windows down we began to notice a funny smell like something burning up! going down the road the smell was getting worse and i noticed my truck was kinda slower than before, finally at a stop light a man in a newer Ford ranger was waving his hands at me to get my attention and i asked do you need help and he siad "hey man you got a small fire on the inner side of your wheel" i quickly jumped out and there really was a samll fire behind the rim and then i realized we had left the e-brkae on and had drove about 20 miles non stop at 50mph the whole way, i had a Large lemonade from taco bell that was full of melted ice that i quickly splashed over the small flame to put it out. remember "do not leave the e-brake on while driving!"
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I'm glad you & the truck are ok. Be sure to get the rear brakes looked at.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:49   #3 (permalink)
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I'm glad you & the truck are ok. Be sure to get the rear brakes looked at.
hey thanks! i just got back from the brake shop today and they said everything checked out ok and that the rotors and pads are still fine, i figured that the pads used for regular braking were the same ones for the e-brake but i guess not?
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There are brake shoes inside the rotor that are very similar to drum brakes. The heat may have melted the axle seals and you'll be getting a leak. Keep a lookout for oil on the back side of the backing plate.
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alright thanks for the help. i'll keep an eye on it back there
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Click my '99 CV link in my sig & read thru the E-brake Shoes album. Then click the black Bronco & read thru the 8.8" Axle album.
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