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Old 12-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Front brake problems

I hope i am in the right place to post. 97 southwind 35s the brakes on the front get so hot you could fry an egg on it, I can use the front levelers and raise the front wheels off the ground and they will spin freely the coach has 51k on it I have replaced the master cylinder and the brake hoses on both sides and taken the calipers off and cleaned and use brake lube on the slides, the caliper don't seem to be hanging up brake pads are in great shape, Thanks in advance


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I hope i am in the right place to post. 97 southwind 35s the brakes on the front get so hot you could fry an egg on it, I can use the front levelers and raise the front wheels off the ground and they will spin freely the coach has 51k on it I have replaced the master cylinder and the brake hoses on both sides and taken the calipers off and cleaned and use brake lube on the slides, the caliper don't seem to be hanging up brake pads are in great shape, Thanks in advance


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I had that problem with my pickup once. I ended up having the calipers replaced. Might be time to replace the brake fluid too if not already done!

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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Hi Al you might want to make sure that your rear brakes are working if they are drum they might need adjustment sounds like the front are doing most of the stoping. Just something to check. Hope this helps
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Panic time.

I had the same problem with mine only mine started to smoke and the break peddle went all the way to the floor i used my parking break to slow down and stop.
I had my m.h. Toed to a repair shop and had them replace all the necessary parts in the front end.
Just a thought.
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I had the same problem with mine only mine started to smoke and the break peddle went all the way to the floor i used my parking break to slow down and stop.
I had my m.h. Toed to a repair shop and had them replace all the necessary parts in the front end.
Just a thought.
Terry mine did that too i figured the master cylinder was by passing so i replaced it then I replaced the brake hoses on the front i figured the hoses were breaking down inside I didn't think about What D M said about the rear brakes that is what i need to check into even thou the coach 51k on it thanks for the info i will keep you informed
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I read that a certain type of brake pad expanded when hot causing drag and heat.
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I assume you have ruled out a front wheel bearings as the cause for your heat??
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I assume you have ruled out a front wheel bearings as the cause for your heat??

Steve the wheel bearings are good they were cleaned and regreased
how big of a bottle jack i need to get for the rear axle it has a tag axle
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Another thing you may want to check is the caliper and which piston was used, when I was a mechanic some caliper manufacturer's used a plastic pistons. As the caliper aged the plastic would break down and the piston in caliper would stick, causing brake drag and overheating.
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