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Old 03-23-2010, 04:42 PM
90DangerRanger 90DangerRanger is offline
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Default brakes sticking

i have a 90 ford ranger 4x4 5 spd. when i first take off with the truck it's fine but when the tires and brakes get heated and i hit the brakes the left brake sticks and pulls the truck to the left a good bit. can anyone tell me what the problem might be.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:18 PM
Magnus Magnus is offline
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Default Re: brakes sticking

Most likely its the caliper piston not returning in all the way and sticking againest the rotor. Take it apart and look around the dust boot there might be dirt and shit in there. If not then you might have to repleace the caliper if you do that I would suggest replacing the passanger one aswell. And also check the rotor for un even wear and run out also check the pads for un even wear aswell.

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Old 03-24-2010, 06:22 AM
sgtsandman sgtsandman is offline
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Default Re: brakes sticking

The slider pins might be binding too. Pull the caliper off and check them for rust or lack of lubrication. Synthetic High Temperature brake grease works well for them. If you live in an area that sees snow and salt, inspecting and lubricating them at least once a year is a good idea to maximize your brake pad life.
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