ABout a month ago my driver side caliper strated to freeze up. Not completely but, enough to slow the car down when you let of the gas. And after a few miles after that you could smell the brunt pads and maybe a mile after that, the smoke starts coming up.
Well I replaced that caliper with one that I have laying around cause i put on the big brake kit on my other Taurus. After installing this other caliper that had been in my basement for about a year, and I didn't put on new pads or a new rotor
, I drove it around and everything seemed fine. The brakes worked like normal.
And well today it happened again. I was about a 1/4 mile from my house when it started, so I was able to make it home this time. I could tell it was starting when I let of the gas to slow down for a turn that ws near my house when the car slowed down a lot faster than usual. Than when going down the road I was on I wouold take my foot off the gas and the car would start slowing down pretty fast. I was home a min later and after parking I could smell the brunt pads. I felt the center cap and it was pretty damn hot but the other side up front, that cap was cool.
So, I'm gonna buy a NEW caliper this time and new pads and rotors. And i should be fine for a little while <_<
But why did this happin to the same side with in a month from each other??
I hope that it was just a coeinsidence and I had 2 crappy calipers. Or could their be other things worng with the braking system to cause this??
I do have ABS
, could that go bad and casue this to happin??
I just don't wanna buy these new parts and have this happin again in anothr month and ruin a new set of pads and probably warp a brand new rotor. I can easliy just take back the caliper but not the other parts.
Thanx for any help or info on this.