Mustang front brakes overheating

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD MUSTANG
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Has anyone got a clue to the front brakes overheating on a 2000 Mustang GT, ive replaced with brand new calipers, new hubs and bearings, new hoses, various new pads yet still overheats and feels like they very gently drag, nothing is seized as everything has been replaced, at a complete loss now.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:38 PM

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Tiny
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Does it have ABS?

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:39 PM
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What brand brake pads are you using?Do you have rear drum brakes?

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:40 PM
Tiny
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Yes its got abs and traction control, have tried disconecting the abs and still the same, abs light does come on when they overheat, no codes or faults show up on code readers.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:43 PM
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Have tried every brand of pad available including red stuff but still no joy.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:46 PM
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So do you have drum or disc brakes in the rear?Also what brand pads are you using?

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:46 PM
Tiny
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Rear brakes are also discs and are working perfect.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:47 PM
Tiny
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Have tried original ford pads, raybestos, ebc the lot.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:50 PM
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Maybe the wrong brake fluid was added at one time causing fluid pressure to be trapped in the brake lines causing brakes to drag. So is front and rear or just fronts ober heating?

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:52 PM
Tiny
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Front brakes only, also had a full fluid change several times.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:53 PM
Tiny
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Also when did the problem start?

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:55 PM
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What happens is the incorrect fluid causes the master cylinder seals etc to swell even changing the fluid doesnt help once the damage is done.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:57 PM
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Good question, bought the car with this fault thinking it would be an easy repair, how wrong I was and its beat everyone upto now.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 10:57 PM
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Was going to change the master cylinder next but thought if this was at fault both front and rear brakes would overheat and not just the front.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 11:01 PM
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Worth a try!

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 AT 5:20 AM

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