2009 Escape Brakes Dragging
2009 Ford Escape, V6, 105K Miles
Started experiencing the brakes dragging on the front passenger side. After 20 mins of city driving, droaning noise, and smoking caliper. I inspected the caliper, and couldn't push in the caliper piston. Figuring the caliper was just frozen, I purchased a new (rebuilt) caliper, and decided to do the pads and rotors while I'm in there. After bleeding the brakes, the problem seemed fixed.
Then it started happening again. I thought a wheel bearing was going because of the persistent noise, but it seems to be brake related. Brake drag seems to happen after about 20 mins of city driving, or after the brakes have seen some use. It gets so bad, that the car won't creep forward while idling. Car is now sitting until I figure out what's wrong or I take it to a shop.