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post #1 of 9 Old 04-19-2011, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Warning: Handbrake & Rust Issue

Over the winter I noticed a squeak coming from my brakes - as if the pads were rusted to the rotors, except it took several stops to go away. I also noticed my fuel economy getting worse (got up to 22l/100km). I tracked it down to the handbrake shoes on the rear driver's side. Finally yesterday, while at the garage for somethings else, we took apart that parking brake assembly. The parking brake "actuator" (part #68003601AA) and the parking brake "lever" (part #68003591AA) were completely fused with rust. The only way to grease these (kinda properly) is to remove the brake assembly and rotor, and spray some grease on the lever/actuator assembly. The handbrake shoes were completely worn (on that side), so we changed both sides and greased that lever/actuator assembly (taking it apart and brushing off the rust, etc.) on both sides.

Something to keep in mind if/when you change your brake pads and/or rotors. ;-)

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Thanks for the notice. I don't have the rust issues that you have up north but still something to be aware of.
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Did you ever use your parking brake?
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This exact issue happened to me last week. My driver's side rear caliper was seized. Had to replace calipers, pads, rotors and the parking brake components (all seized up). I hadn't used my parking brake for about a year. I'm now trying to get in the habit of using it so this won't happen again.

(btw - the stealership quoted me $1,575 + taxes. They said the front pads and rotors had to be replaced as well. There was nothing wrong with the front rotors, pads have about 30% left on them. )
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This exact issue happened to me last week. My driver's side rear caliper was seized. Had to replace calipers, pads, rotors and the parking brake components (all seized up). I hadn't used my parking brake for about a year. I'm now trying to get in the habit of using it so this won't happen again.

(btw - the stealership quoted me $1,575 + taxes. They said the front pads and rotors had to be replaced as well. There was nothing wrong with the front rotors, pads have about 30% left on them. )

Don't you just hate those bastards? I was quoted $1500.00 + parts to replace ball joints. How do they sleep at night?
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This exact issue happened to me last week. My driver's side rear caliper was seized. Had to replace calipers, pads, rotors and the parking brake components (all seized up). I hadn't used my parking brake for about a year. I'm now trying to get in the habit of using it so this won't happen again.

(btw - the stealership quoted me $1,575 + taxes. They said the front pads and rotors had to be replaced as well. There was nothing wrong with the front rotors, pads have about 30% left on them. )
Hm. It cost me about 3-4 hours work + about $30 for the new parking brake shoes/liners, so just shy of $300 total. That's at my local garage though -- where I can work on the truck with the mechanic. Never been to the dealership, nor would I want to, even if the truck was still under warranty...

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Yah, needless to say, I didn't have the dealership do it. Saved myself over a grand.
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Dealerships suck ... I know .... I used to work at one. I quit because I was getting too stressed handing out quotes that I wouldnt do myself

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well this explains why my brakes squeek for the first couple stop signs in my neighborhood.

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