2008 F150 2wd front brake problems...
I wish I would have found this site last weekend.
2008 F150, 2wd, 4.6L.
Last weekend, I took a 5 hour road trip. When I arrived at destination, I neard grinding noise from front when brakes were applied. I looked at rotors and noticed gouging. Got the truck home and bought new rotors and ceramic brake pads. Installed per Haynes manual.
Tried to manually (by hand) turn each rotor. Passenger side is very hard to turn, drivers side isn't so bad. I decided to drive it worund the block and try to break them in. (25 mph, slow down to near stop, let off brakes, accelerate back up to 25mph, repeat 5 times.) Well, I got it home, and they were HOT! Jacked up truck, and no change in status.
I pulled everything apart, checking that pads were properly installed, re-compressed the calipers (using large C clamp), all torque specs were right, and that I hadn't screwed something up. Same thing...
Today, I triple-confirmed that I do have the correct parts, and then I tore everything apart and went with the assumption that I messed something up. I put the C Clamp back on the caliper and again, it "squashed" the caliper in about 1/4 inch andI torqued everything back down. Apply brakes (engine off) and they compressed onto the rotor and won't release. I even cracked the bleeder valves to see if that would fix anything. NADA.
I'm about to take this thing to the dealership (which I REALLY don't want to do $$$$$).
What do you think?
Let me know if I can give you any more information. THanks. Jesse.