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Old 04-07-2010, 02:20 AM   #1
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Brakes Draging

I replaced my rotors and pads all around, the slider guides on the calipers were all moving very freely. It is a new to me 05 rubicon, and the back brakes are a rotor and a drum for the e-brake. All is well except for the left rear it is very hot and smells like burning brakes. I am wondering if it could be the shoes for the e-brake draging?

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could be the e-brake... also could be a sign of a caliper going bad and starting to stick.

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Old 04-07-2010, 06:37 AM   #3
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Most likely the Caliper Piston is probably going bad and starting to stick.
An easy way to tell if the pistion is shot, is remove the caliper and pads as if you were chaning them out. Then using a big c-clamp try pressing the piston back into the caliper. It should back with little resistance. If it feels hard to press or barely moving then, time for new set of calipers.

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Old 04-07-2010, 06:34 PM   #4
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Should I go with an OEM caliper, or are aftermarket ones ok?
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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Just for to local auto store and get the OEm replacement, it should be about $20-$30 and a pretty easy install, just remeber to buy some brake fluid since you'll have to bleed the line.

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:52 PM   #6
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Should I go with the Phenolic piston, or the metal piston.

Is Cardone a remanufacturer?

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