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    help brakes stuck

    Went out for a trip earlier today .
    about 7 miles winding roads. slow speeds. say 50 mph max,
    On the last mile i smelled something odd.
    Pulled up and both front discs were blue and hot
    clearly something is sticking . bit odd for both i think .
    Not had time to jack it up and look yet.
    But any common issues to check would it be caliper or something else causing this .
    Any help advice would be great. hoping to look tomorrow or sat worst case scenario

    Thanks in advance guys .

    PS ive done 300-400 miles with no issues since purchase

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    I would drop the brake fluid in the master cylinder a bit, then pull the calipers off and push the pads all the way in for both front calipers, slap them back on the rotors and then pump the brake pedal a few times to reseat them to the rotors to verify they aren't frozen up, then top the brake fluid level up to max again.

    If it isn't the calipers, I would then investigate the brake booster rod adjustment. There should be a length specified in the ford shop manual, and if that rod is adjusted too far than the brakes will drag a bit.

    g'luck

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    piston broke .jpg

    think this maybe the issue.. and a twisted flexi hose

    New calipers on way and hew hoses and fresh fluid..

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    Damn look at those things. I guess previous owner neglected the crap outta them.

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    i reckon so... new shiny bosch ones on now.. yay

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    Good excuse to jump to lightning calipers pads and rotors!


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