Question about 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
After returning from work my driver rear wheel was smoking frombrakes dragging. has anyone experienced a problem with the abs system that would cause the pistons to come on in the calipers?
You think your caliper just froze up? those arnt very expensive usually, i would just take off the caliper and see how hard it is to press in i was looking at the wiring diagram for your vehical there is a front left front right and a rear wheel speed sensor. it looks like there is no way the abs could lock up one rear, and besides the abs is to stop the wheels from locking up not to actually lock them up, anyways im almost positive its either someone left your brake on and didnt notice which wouldnot explain only one wheel locking up, your brake cable is unajusted on that side which would make it do this all the time, or that your caliper was just freezing up on that side which is probably what it was, you should be able to notice the drag, i would replace caliper and call it a day. make sure your caliper slides are not locked up also, that would cause only one side of your pad to contact that roter and overheat it quicker, so these last two options are the only plausible solutions i can come up with, if you take that caliper off, try to move the slides that the piston have that the bolts go through to the caliper mounts. make sure those are free floating first, then i would think of replacing the caliper if it goes in unsmoothly. good luck brother any other problems or need any other help give me a shout, take care
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Posted on Sep 19, 2008
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