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Old 07-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Seizing brakes

Hey all,

my driver side front brake has been grabbing and seizing intermittently for a few weeks.
I have already:
-lubed my caliper pins
-bled all brakes
-replaced all rotors and pads
(didn't work, so then I...)
-replaced the caliper

and it is still grabbing/seizing

It seems that it's the hydraulic return that is faulty. Do you think it could be my master cylinder?

P.S. I have a 2003 svt focus = ABS and Traction Control.

Thanks


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Old 07-02-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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Change the rubber hose to caliper. Can fray inside to make a check valve.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Change the rubber hose to caliper. Can fray inside to make a check valve.
Didn't think about that, gonna try that. Thanks
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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Rubber hose replaced, Brake not grabbing/seizing anymore!

Thank you so much !
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Depending how long they've been seized, I'd go ahead and dissasemble the calipers and check for heat cracking or chipping on the caliper pistons. Seen several Ford calipers where the pistions have been destroyed because of excess heat for to long even after repairs
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thanks for the help benner but I had already replaced the caliper. The rubber hose was the problem! No seizing anymore ;)
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