Originally Posted by emcee
Should have mentioned that this is an E450 ford. Also when I did worked on the rear brakes I flushed the fluid out completely so it's all new at all 4 wheels.
Just wondering how it could have been stuck when I parked it - then not stuck after it cooled off.
I just got my E450 back today.
4 Sets of brake pads, 4 routers turned and 2 new Front Calipers,
2 rear axle grease seals, repacked the front wheel bearings,
and added braided stainless valve stem extenders to the duals.
Systems checked and setup by local Truck shop that opened in 1977.
I talked to him about sticking calipers. I had one that was frozen from rust.
He advised that sometimes new pads will run hot for a short while and even smoke.
The heat expansion will cause sticking.
Most of the time, after a couple of cooling cycles, they be fine if it is a new pad problem.
Some will require new calipers if the piston is not retracting fully and the pads are dragging on the rotor all the time.