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Brake Problem

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MilpitasK5, May 11, 2004.

  1. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    My front passenger brake caliper seems to be squeezing harder than the driver side for some reason.

    A while ago, I noticed that I would get some major deathwobble at times when braking to a stop. I thought it was from hitting pot holes or something. I"m only running 33"s.

    I checked my pads the other day and the passenger side is worn about 50% more than the driver side.

    I rebleeded both front lines but it still has the same problem.

    What else can I check?
    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    sounds like caliper is sticking and it may have overheated rotor and caused it to warp. If it warped that would explain the DW.
     
  3. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    The pass. rotor did look like it was kinda burnt or something. Had that rust color...
    so I guess there's no easy fix for it other than swapping the rotor right?
    I have 3/4 ton axles in my garage but I'm not sure when I can get them in... guess, I"ll have to wait till I install them.
    Thanks for the input!
    Anyone else?
     
  4. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    Replace the caliper, brake pads and either resurface the rotors, (both) or replace them as well, should cure the problem. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. gm4x

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    If you're running rubber brake lines (with some age on them), they can swell shut, allowing pressure into the caliper when depressing the brake pedal, but not allowing fluid to "back-out" when pedal is released, and release fluid pressure on caliper, therefore causing the pads to constantly have too much pressure on them.
     

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