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Old 08-18-2016, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hard brake pedal

I was just leaving for a road trip. And my pedal got real hard then when I stopped both front breaks were smoking. After that it was extremely difficult to get the truck to move forward. So two tow trucks and we are home waiting for the word from the dealer.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:18 PM   #2
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Sounds like brake fluid pressure not being released from the front brakes or seized front calipers .
When was the last brake job?
Did you just have the truck serviced ?
Things like this happen if someone puts something other than brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir.

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Brake fluid is hygroscopic. Moisture in the brake lines can lead to corrosion of the calipers and/or swelling of the pistons (most of them are plastic nowadays) which will prevent the release of brake pressure. Sounds like that might be what's happening. Have you ever had your brakes bled to change out the brake fluid?

Sounds like you're truck is headed to the shop, so you'll know soon enough what the problem is. Let us know when you find out. Hope it's not too expensive.
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It was contaminated brake fluid. So brand new brakes and on the road. Also the CV boot was torn 550 bucks. Could have been worse
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