Mechanics

BRAKE DRAGGING

2000 Ford Taurus

Brakes problem
2000 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 108000 miles

rt fr brake caliper dragging overheated rotor. Replaced rotors (both), pads and rt fr caliper. Bled lines. Brake pedal pressure feels good but when released new rt fr caliper does not release remains locked can not rotate wheel by hand left side rolls freely. Release pressure through bleeded and rt side rolls freely until brake pedal depressed again. I am 28 yrs pro motorcycle mechanic and have had calipers drag and replacing or rebuilding caliper has allways cured problem. This is new issue (head scratcher) to me. Any help is appreciated.
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Dave
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Twistedave
September 9, 2010.



I guess your experience with 2 wheel vehicles is why you only changed one caliper. Anything done to brakes should always be done in pairs.

As for you brake dragging problem, replace the flex brake hoses in the front and that will solve your problem with the sticking caliper but I still suggest you replace the other caliper also to have even braking.

Wrenchtech
Sep 9, 2010.


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