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Old March 7th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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My brakes keep locking up on the drivers side rear on my 2000 f-150. I pulled the caliper off, cleaned it and put it back on only to have the problem come back after a couple days. Is this air in the line or do I need a new caliper? I recently replaced the pads that where 100% gone, but I left the rotor as is, is it possible my rotar warn or is too thin causing the lock?
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does that rear brake have a hat drum/caliper? are there drum brakes on the inside of the rotor or is the parking brake built into the caliper? It might not be the caliper locking up, but the small drum inside. Just a thought. Might have also damaged the caliper by letting it go out all the way with the old pads. It might have shanked the cylinder.
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it does have a built in drum for the parking brake which I never use because I have had those freeze up on me before. If I don't use the emergency brake could that still lock up?


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Might have also damaged the caliper by letting it go out all the way with the old pads. It might have shanked the cylinder.

Good point, would you take the caliper apart or just put in a rebuild?
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I would probably just put a new one in.
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