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OldEnuff
12-31-2006, 01:26 PM
Ya....... the drivers side front disk is sticking on and overheating badly.

As I have only worked on Fords up 'till now I was wondering if anybody had any info on sticking Chev brakes they could share before I take it all apart.


thanx

Jim

Troy
12-31-2006, 02:12 PM
fuck im having the exact same problem with my 79 ford it got so hot the caliper was cherry red and the brake caught on fire! i dunno what to do either

tenpack
12-31-2006, 03:06 PM
happened to my dads jeep when i was a kid, turned out needed new calipers. I'm guessing the piston wears to the point it wont retract or too much grime keeps the piston stuck out.

MetalMan
12-31-2006, 03:10 PM
Isn't this common sense? The caliper, or the slides, or both are fucked. There's nothing else to do that.

Andrew Goll
12-31-2006, 03:31 PM
caliper is probably seized, dont be cheap replace both

ottoman
12-31-2006, 05:00 PM
or a colapsed brake line or screwed portioning valve

Kinslayer
12-31-2006, 05:29 PM
yer gonna want to do the rotors too - that much heat probably warped the shit out of them and your brakes will run rough after you fix it.

MetalMan
12-31-2006, 07:01 PM
or a colapsed brake line or screwed portioning valve

Collapsed brake line won't seize them on, and a prop valve would seize both sides.

HEAVY METAL
12-31-2006, 07:10 PM
need new calipers Jimbo....

pumpkin
12-31-2006, 07:17 PM
Collapsed brake line won't seize them on, and a prop valve would seize both sides.


A bad flex hose can sieze brakes on. It is fairly common. If you crack the bleeder screw and the brakes free up its a flex hose. If it is still siezed, then its a caliper.

OldEnuff
01-04-2007, 11:13 AM
Thanx everyone


It was the caliper:D


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