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Old 07-26-2008, 10:03 PM
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Question Front brakes sticking

My Dad's friend was using his truck today, a 91 D350, and the front brakes started sticking. Does anyone have a link for rebuilding the caliber. I searched but didn't find anything. Mine did this a long time ago and I took it to the shop, but his freind said he would do it if he knew how. The truck did sit for a while before he used it.
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most likly easier to just go down to Napa and buy a set of caliper's put em on and forget about em
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More likely the slides are rusted. Pull the calipers off, wire brush the sliding surfaces of the caliper and caliper bracket, apply anti-seize, and re-assemble. Repeat every 6 months for best results.
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Dont use anti-sieze on the sliders i was told it will eat up the rubber.. Use good silicone brake grease, or something synthetic. Anti sieze will actually wash out of there. Once in a year to pull them apart and do a preventitive maintenance on the slide pins will make your brakes last much longer, and keep things trouble free.
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Originally Posted by snowjoker View Post
Dont use anti-sieze on the sliders i was told it will eat up the rubber.. Use good silicone brake grease, or something synthetic. Anti sieze will actually wash out of there. Once in a year to pull them apart and do a preventitive maintenance on the slide pins will make your brakes last much longer, and keep things trouble free.
What rubber? Our brakes sliders are metal on metal, exposed to the elements - which is why they require regular maintenance.
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Originally Posted by wannadiesel View Post
What rubber? Our brakes sliders are metal on metal, exposed to the elements - which is why they require regular maintenance.
Sorry I am a GM man, and now own my first dodge, the gm calipers have rubber in the slider assemblys. BUT antizieze will wash out with the elements, Your better using a silicone based lubricant that will repel water than to use that grey goop, althoguh it does its job well on keeping bolts lose, its not intended as a lubricant...
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Hoses can collapse internally and cause this also!
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I polished one of my caliper/slider surfaces and used hi-temp moly wheel bearing grease, and the problem went away. Now my fronts are wearing evenly.
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