1995 Ford Escort smoke from front wheel

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BRIAN WOODS
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  • 1995 FORD ESCORT
Brakes problem
1995 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

when driving only a short distance smoke comes from the front n/s wheel and the car does not coast if the clutch is depressed, it appears that the brakes are stuck on, as the wheel will not turn when it is jacked up, I have changed the calliper which worked for the first few movments of the pedal but sure enough the brakes became stuck on and started smoking again, it is like a mastic gun every time you pull the trigger it pushes down but wont release its self untill I undo the bleed nipple to release the presure, please can you help/advise me of the problem, brian
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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 AT 4:58 AM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Hey Brian
you need a caliper hose
good luck

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 AT 6:17 AM
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BRIAN WOODS
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Hi ya, I have allready change the hose when I changed the calliper, could it be the servo as the brakes dont return to the off position once applied?

Brian
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Thursday, May 7th, 2009 AT 2:33 AM
Tiny
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So when you step on brakes ,paddle sticks down and will not return
and only one side that s heating up (strange !!!!)
yes you need to start with the brake booster and master cylinder
check them and replace as needed
(booster)
good luck

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Thursday, May 7th, 2009 AT 5:36 AM
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Hi ya, when I step on the peddle the pads stay applied but the peddle returns ok, and yes just the n/s stays applied (certainly more that the o/s !) However I will check as you have suggested and will advise, many thanks, brian
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Thursday, May 7th, 2009 AT 7:03 AM
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BRIAN WOODS
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What a nightmare, after changing both calipers, both flexi pipes, master cylinder, and brake booster (servo) it still done it ! However on speaking to someone else he said he knew what it was? So I let him have it and sure enough he has fixed it, and all it was, was the brake pedal needed ajusting (i cant belive it) at least I have a completly new braking system now ! Many thanks for your help anyway, brian
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 AT 9:09 AM

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