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2003 f350 brake problems

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Morrissey snow removal, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    2003 f350 everytime time i change front brakes the caliper pins are siezed in i neversieze them all the time anyone else have the same problem and what did u do to correct it? thanks in advance
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yep. Pull the pins and wire wheel them ,then clean the insides where the pins go. Don't use never seize there is a synthetic grease to use on the pins.
     
  3. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    thanks for the help i will do that
     
  4. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Never Sieze - even the high temperature stuff - is the wrong product to use there. There's a special high temperature silicone lubricant you can pich up at part stores that is designed to work in that environment. Wire wheeling the slider pins will help, but the corrosion resistant plating will be missing. You might consider replacing them, but don't have to. I also ream out the bore in the caliper they slide into with an appropriate size drill bit because if they rusted and siezed, you'll have corrosion in there too.
     
  5. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    thanks for the help the boots on the caliper pins were torn to
     
  6. Chris112lee

    Chris112lee Member
    Messages: 64

    I always used high temp disc brake grease on them and never had a problem.
     
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Use the brake grease. Buy the jar with a brush of it so you have it. My Dad owned Fords for 40 years. We got in the habit of pulling pins and cleaning the surfaces and re-greasing stuff every fall. If the chrome on pins is gone or rusted replace them.Chew up a rotor or two on a F-250 or F-350 and you will keep up on them. Two hours of work and $2 of grease are cheap insurance.
     
  8. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i put all new pins snd boots pads and turned the rotors and got the purple brake grease work great thatnks for the help guys
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why not new rotors instead?
     
  10. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    You can still have truck rotors turned. They have plenty of meat on them. You get brake pedal pump when you stop. One of the rotors has warped. Most guys will not turn them if they are that close to trash status.
     
  11. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    i put new rotors on in the summer but this truck runs a 9 foot blade and tows everything put like 40000 hard miles on it a yr it stops great