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Ground Hugger
05-27-2010, 08:15 AM
OK before I start tearing my brake apart in need a little input. The problem is that my front left brake pads are dragging. Not enough to have any affect on the steering. No pull nothing just enough to wear them down and leave tell tale black powder on the rim. Any ideas as to the cause before I tear it apart? Thanks foe any help I can get on this one.

Bryan
05-27-2010, 08:20 AM
Sounds like a sticky caliper..you could try lubing up the pins as a start.

Ground Hugger
05-27-2010, 08:24 AM
OK will try that. Thanks

Bryan
05-27-2010, 08:28 AM
If that doesn't do the trick, I'd check to see if the brake line collapsed. If the brake line's good it's more than likely your piston sticking, so definitive repair for that would be a new caliper.

westerndragon
05-27-2010, 10:34 AM
i had the same problem and it was a sticky caliper same side and everything

AaronGTR
05-27-2010, 04:32 PM
Odd that it's not causing any pull in the steering... even not at freeway speeds? Anyway, it could be just the slider pins for the caliper need to be greased up, or it could be the caliper piston itself sticking.