1990 F150 front brakes


Asked by Guru1D66D Aug 21, 2019 at 06:10 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What could cause the FRONT brakes on a 1990 F150 to lockup after sitting a
few days?  I have to spin the tires in forward & reverse to get them to release.  

2 Answers


Old calipers ? There's nothing to retract them when you hit the brakes , they just relax . Moisture could be a problem but after only a few days they shouldn't seize up , I don't think .

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Thank you for your opinion/answer. I have suspected rust on the rotors, yet the situation is so strong I think there may be something else at play.To force it out of the carport I have to rock it from forward to reverse, and really put the power to it. Then, I stomp the pudding out of the brake pedal while going down the road. It gets way better, until the next couple of weeks, when I have to do it again.

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