1999 D had front R brake lock up in July. Replaced all parts including hoses.
D has 119000 miles and about 6K since last summers brake issues.
Went for a short trip about 7 miles total and noted it felt tight.
When I got home smell burning and wisp of smoke from R front wheel well.
The wheel was HOT compared to L side which was just warm.
What should I do this time. Seems ridiculous to replace everything all over again if the problem may continue to pop up. Do not want this to happen when out of state of with it full of family on a trip.
Why is this happening again.
Frustrated D owner.
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is this a vehicle that you dont drive much? believe it or not but sitting long enough without use can cause rust to build up on the rail where the pads slide, making it so that they dont slide smoothly, this will make them hang up when you let off the brakes and drag (hence heating up that wheel)
-Phillip's Law: Four-wheel-drive just means getting stuck in more inaccessible places.
if its not the caliber or the caliber pins....i would have to guess one of those valves by the brake booster, becuz its only happening to one tire. never seen those valves break though. i would first make sure that front caliber is moving freely and that the pins are well greased.
it sounds like its the caliper but you said you replaced all the brake parts... have you tried re-compressing the caliper that was having issues? might have gotten a bum caliper... i had to do that... replaced both front calipers cause they both took a dump...
1998 Dodge Durango, 5.2L 4x4, BFG A/T KO
Water / contaminated brake fluid will cause caliper pistons to set up as well. You may want to consider purging the brake fluid and replacing it. Just make sure that you don't allow any air bubbles to enter the system if you have ABS as it'll require dealer intervention to reset the codes.