Brakes keep locking up and smell burning

Tiny
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  • 2011 FORD EDGE
  • 2.6L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 61,200 MILES
I changed the calipers, brake hose, and they can't seem to find the problem. It has happen since I changed my brake booster. I already spend over $2,000, 00 and they can't find the problem.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 6:47 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

Have the pads and rotors been replaced at the same time as the calipers and hoses?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-brake-master-cylinder

Unequal pressure to the wheels can cause this from the master cylinder.

Also, the ABS should prevent any lock up of the wheels. Do you have any codes stored for the ABS system?

Roy
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 6:55 AM
Tiny
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Pads and rotors calipers hose where not replace at same time. ABS code not sure I took it to the dealer they couldn't find any problem they ran it the machine no codes came up everything normal they said. It locked on me yesterday so I pumped the brakes four times and it when back to normal.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 9:24 AM
Tiny
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It sounds like you may have air in the system.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-bleed-or-flush-a-car-brake-system

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 10:33 AM
Tiny
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I forgot to mention that they did that already. That was the first thing they did before doing everything I else.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
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You need to have them recheck the system. Something is missing here.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 12:14 PM
Tiny
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Getting tired of this. My last resort is trading in the car which I definitely don't want to do but it's getting to the point.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 2:00 PM
Tiny
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You need to have someone else give you another opinion of the reason why this is happening.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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I went to three different mechanics and then dealer nothing they all say the car is fine there is no problem.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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Locking up the wheels is never right.

Wish I was there to help, I would have found the issue.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 2:06 PM
Tiny
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Thanks but that's my issue and they can't figure it out.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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I understand.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 4:09 PM

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