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I roatated my tires and I can't spin the front ones with the entire front off the ground. The left side will turn a little when I hang on it with both arms and I can hear the brakes drag.:shock:

Do I need new calipers? Or do I just need to remove rust and oil them?:confused013:
 

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I suppose I would start by tearing down the brakes and seeing how all the parts look. Before reassembling I would grease the slides and work them in and out etc.
 
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By the way was it in 4wd when you tried to spin them?
 

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I wonder how you can tell if it's the calipers that are bad?
 

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It could be something in the front axle or transfer case. Without a hub conversion the axle is engaged all the time all the way up to the front driveshaft. Spinning needlessly all the time.
 

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It could be something in the front axle or transfer case. Without a hub conversion the axle is engaged all the time all the way up to the front driveshaft. Spinning needlessly all the time.
Geez I hope not, good point though I guess I'll find that out when I remove the brakes.
 

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It could be something in the front axle or transfer case. Without a hub conversion the axle is engaged all the time all the way up to the front driveshaft. Spinning needlessly all the time.
Thats why theres a note in the manual to lube the yoke coming out of the transfer case attached to the front shaft with every oil change. If its not done it will eventually fail. This may be your problem.
 
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You could be right! The guy that had it before me must of never did it because it's dry and it has over 50K miles.
 

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I cracked my only 2 18mm 3/8 drive sockets on the caliper bolts. I guess I won't be finding out tonight. I will head to the auto store tomorow first thing for some 1/2 drive impact sockets and a angle head gun.
 

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Those are the caliper mounting bracket bolts. Remove the two 13mm mayb their 10mm caliper bolts. Then remove the caliper/pads . Wont be near as heavy that way and then there shouldnt be anything left to cause brake drag. Then you know if its brakes or not and saved yourself a little trouble
 

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Take off both tires and try to spin the hubs. Make sure the pads are backed off.
 

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Those are the caliper mounting bracket bolts. Remove the two 13mm mayb their 10mm caliper bolts. Then remove the caliper/pads . Wont be near as heavy that way and then there shouldnt be anything left to cause brake drag. Then you know if its brakes or not and saved yourself a little trouble
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just make sure the brake pedal doesnt get pushed while youre doing it :thumbsup:
 

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:agree2::agree2::agree2:

just make sure the brake pedal doesnt get pushed while youre doing it :thumbsup:
Very true indeed:thanks2::agree2:

I think an 18mm box wrench works best for those anyway unless you have an impact. Just might need a little tap with your BFH to break em loose.
 

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This may be stupid to mention, given 4wd and all, but make sure all 4 rims are the same size. Your front calipers are larger than your rears. 16.5 inch rims will fit around the rear calipers, but will bottom out on the fronts when you tighten them down, and will not turn.

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
Those are the caliper mounting bracket bolts. Remove the two 13mm mayb their 10mm caliper bolts. Then remove the caliper/pads . Wont be near as heavy that way and then there shouldnt be anything left to cause brake drag. Then you know if its brakes or not and saved yourself a little trouble
Around 13, but 1/2 fit better.

Now I see you must pry out the bottom and unhook the top!

Wheel is free!:blues:

Apparantly my problem is rusty pistons in my caliper off to Auto Zone there around 54 bucks rebuilt.

Thanks to all you guys for the support.:thumbup:
 

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Second thought, when I went to remove my caliper the pistons are just rusted on the ends and went back in smoothly. Maybe it was just my worn out rusty brakes that stuck? What do you guys think?
 

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I would flush the brake system, get the calipers working correctly. If the pads still have life in them, sand the face down to remove any glaze. Then when putting it back together, clean up the slide pins and take a dab of axle grease them before reinstalling them. Once your done with all that and it's back together go take it for a spin & use the brakes several time to reseat everything and then see how things are working with your wheels off the ground & your spin test...

edit: oh yeah, when you flush the brake system make sure you get clean fluid out before you call it good on ALL 4 corners.
 
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its frozen/sticky guide pins... clean em up, replace the o-rings, antesieze 'em...
 

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I had to replaced all 4 rotors, pads, and front calipers from the L/F and R/R inner pad wearing down to nothing and trashing the rotors when all the other pads were at about 80% life still. Quite sure the L/F caliper was to blame up front but the rear caliper slide pins were horribly rusted and pitted and basically seized up as well as the rubber boots were completely gone which caused the R/R drag and wow those rear rotors are not cheap. Thats how this lovely northeast weather, mainly road salt treats our vehicles.
 
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