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Ford escord 1998

My 2 front wheel nuts become hot when driving and when i drive on the motorway and i drive at between 50 and 60 mph then it starts to slow down to 40mph. then i have to change down to 4th gear and it starts to speed back up at first i thought it was my brakes so i got them done as i had a collapsed brake cable as i thought that would solve the problem but it did not.

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Hello,
It would appear that the front caliper assy (namely the piston) is in a near frozen or seized position. This mostly happens to the front passenger side (the side nearest the curb while driving) due to the puddles in the road.

My advice to you is to replace the caliper assembly and bleed the braking system as soon as possible as it is a safety hazard. You may find that your new brake pads on the affected side will have prematurely already been worn down a bit also!

Good Luck!
Rich

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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