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Old 07-10-2017, 09:22 AM   #1
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Rubbing noise from front left brake

Hi, I'm new to this forum. I have a 2000 Chieftain Winnebago that I purchased last year. On our way to Florida earlier this year, I started getting a rubbing sound coming from the front, left brake. If I popped the brake pedal, it would quit for a while and then start back up. I pulled both front tires, and lubricated the brake slides, which they needed. No rust, but dry. On the way home, the same issue popped back up. Any thoughts before I take it in to a shop?
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:27 AM   #2
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Did you lube the brake pedal linkage? I would lube the linkage from the pedal to the master cylinder. P30 Chevy's are horrible for this if that's what you have.

I have had to replace all 4 brake calipers and flexible hoses for dragging. If the linkage is all good you may have to replace that caliper.

If you hit something your dust shield could be dragging?
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It is a Ford V10. I don't believe I hit anything, and all looked good when I checked the brake caliper slides. I suspect it may be the caliper is dragging, but hoping someone else had experience with this issue.
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how old is the chassis? Probably a 99...

Do the brakes fell warm / hot, (are they dragging) or is something just rubbing...

You're pressing up against the time for a brake hose change... a bad brake hose can cause a brake to hang.

When you said lubed the "slides" do you mean the pins?

The stainless slides (these fit in the groove and the pads then fit into them) should not be lubricated, they are there to capture the pads and prevent them from moving, wibbling around.

How are the pads? is it time to replace them? new pads should come with new sliides.
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Try without the wheel covers.

I did brakes on my Class C and a few minutes into the rest ride the rubbing sound started. Took off the wheel covers and it went away.

Had to bend the flange out, all the way around. It was contacting the tire in spots, making the noise.
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