Never Saw Anything Like This

Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri. Mar. 03, 2017 10:41 am

Gets even crazier trying to get these parts, no one has them for one of the most popular cars on the road. NAPA can have one by noon for $100, need to bring the core or it's $60 more. Ordered one from the Jeep dealer for tomorrow morning at 8:00, $45 brand new, no core. Unbelievable! :lol:
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Fri. Mar. 03, 2017 12:12 pm

The Ford SOHC V6 engine has a reputation of long and reliable service. The only glitch is the timing chains and guides get noisy after a while. Mine was noisy, but something let go a few days ago, sounds like the fan is hitting the shroud but it's inside the works. I have a timing kit on order, I'm sure I'll have a rant or two on here once I get into the job, possible starting next week.
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri. Mar. 03, 2017 1:59 pm

OK, we are on the edges of our seats. Of course, you can get the part and all will be well but how does the old caliper(s) surfaces look? A photo or two would help the boredom.
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri. Mar. 03, 2017 2:03 pm

Since I don't have to turn in the core for a new one I'll be able to do an autopsy on the offender. Pics when done. :)
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat. Mar. 04, 2017 12:30 am

I've had vehicles w/o power brakes ....

How about a stick in the middle of the car ya just pull back to scrape the ground to stop the car .... or a parachute ?!
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat. Mar. 04, 2017 2:29 am

How about a stick in the middle of the car ya just pull back to scrape the ground to stop the car


David, I know TV is boring but you have to move on from those Fred Flintstone reruns.
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Mar. 04, 2017 7:28 am

It has been a long time since I have had a caliper piston hang up. Usually it is just the slides.
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 10:27 am

Well I fixed it Wednesday becaue it was nice and warm. The caliper was frozen solid, could not back up the piston with a C clamp. Took it apart. The fluid was pristine, no sign of debris or pollutants. The bore was perfect, appeared to have only toolmarks from manufacturing with zero wear. The piston was perfect where it rides in the bore and is just a slug of plastic. The only notable defect was a crust around the piston where it is out of the bore and covered by the seal. I can only speculate that water gets in, is cooked off by the high temps and leaves me the salt which is a gift from the State of CT. Any other guesses?
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 4:51 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Is it a brake fluid problem.


This is a most likely cause. Most people do not realize brake fluid should be changed every 2 yrs minimum. I do it whenever I change brakes.
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 4:57 pm

The past 2 years, I have been BOMBARDED with chinese CRAP that has made me do several jobs 2, 3, or even 4 times before I found a part that would last.

There is a serious quality control issue going on today across the board. I've never seen so much defective crap in my life!! On all the professional auto repair sites I frequent, I've found I'm not alone.

I think, sadly, that this is a true testament to the REAL state of our economy. It ain't good folks, and it ain't getting any better anytime soon ... :sick:
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: hank2 On: Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 5:19 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
coalnewbie wrote:Is it a brake fluid problem.


This is a most likely cause. Most people do not realize brake fluid should be changed every 2 yrs minimum. I do it whenever I change brakes.


I became a brake fluid change believer about 20 years ago. 5 years is really pushing your luck on a car or truck. 2 years is mandatory on a bike. The stuff sucks up moisture like crazy. Hygroscopic? Also, brake calipers have been cheese whiz quality for some time.
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 5:22 pm

If you drive your car or truck anywhere that there is snow and ice you don't have to plan brake fluid changes, it will happen automatically as all the brake lines rust away and break. Then, after the crash you get to buy a new vehicle and start the process over.
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 5:26 pm

LOL, that's how it goes up here.

Our '86 Grand Marquis had the same brake fluid in it for the 14 years I owned it. One of the 2 things I forgot to replace (the other was the fuel filter - still ran fine! Opened it up, and it looked like MUD inside ...). One day the wife came home with the front right smoking. Just forced the piston back in, sucked the fluid out of the master with a turkey baster, refilled, and pumped brakes - haven't had a problem since. This was summer of 2014.

They sure don't build 'em like that anymore ... :(

I still need to get around to flushing the entire system out though ... :D
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 6:13 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
coalnewbie wrote:Is it a brake fluid problem.


This is a most likely cause. Most people do not realize brake fluid should be changed every 2 yrs minimum. I do it whenever I change brakes.

It isn't the fluid. It's the damn salt they spread on the roads! See my prior post.
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Re: Never Saw Anything Like This

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 8:38 am

Ionic solids, that sounds a bit crunchy.

http://sciencing.com/dissolves-salt-bes ... 54840.html

I'm going to try and dissole the salt and reassemble it and see if it works the way it should.
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