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Old 07-19-2016, 03:31 PM   #11
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sickrunvanyardsale - did you ever find out what the cause was? My right rear brake was dragging to the point that the rotor got red hot... but the bus had sat in a shed with a dirt floor for 7 years.

I plan on checking the rotors, doing all of the brake pads, full fluid flush and seeing if that gets me to a better spot.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:58 PM   #12
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Slidewayz that sounds more like a caliper is hung up? Could be rust on the slide/guide bolts or a collapsed break line not letting the caliper release.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:28 AM   #13
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sickrunvanyardsale - did you ever find out what the cause was? My right rear brake was dragging to the point that the rotor got red hot... but the bus had sat in a shed with a dirt floor for 7 years.

I plan on checking the rotors, doing all of the brake pads, full fluid flush and seeing if that gets me to a better spot.
Yes, we got it figured out after trying out 4 different remanned calipers from NAPA. I broke down and bought a new caliper off Amazon. The hose ports on the remanned calipers were all slightly oval in shape, the flares inside the caliper were all slightly off center. All except one remanned caliper leaked brake fluid after the hoses were screwed in and seated properly.

The new caliper worked exactly like it should, flares and ports were spot on/perfect. I think the issue was that the ramanned calipers were so grossly out of spec that they were hanging up on the caliper slides causing them to lock up on the rotor. The new one didn't have any problems with it and functions flawlessly.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:38 AM   #14
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Awesome thanks guys for the replies! I'll see when I tear into it and do a full mechanical check over.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:58 AM   #15
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Re-manned brake parts have the potential for disaster if the work is not properly performed.

Who supplied the parts that were so screwed up? They deserve some free advertising.
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