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07-07-03, 03:33 PM   #1  
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Front brakes lock up

I have a 1999 Ford F150 with 22418 miles on it. It has an automatic transmission and 6 cyl engine. While driving home last week both the front brakes locked up. The front wheels were smoking hot by the time I got it home. After it sat for about 30 minutes they released. What would be the cause of this?

 
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07-07-03, 04:39 PM   #2  
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Does the vehicle have ABS?

 
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07-08-03, 04:18 PM   #3  
Possibly bad front brake hoses (yea both sides) or maby incorrect brake fluld. Did anyone add fluid?

 
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07-09-03, 04:46 AM   #4  
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Yes, the truck has ABS.

 
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07-09-03, 05:38 AM   #5  
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Agree with Dogg, but it could also be an ABS problem.

Pull the wheels off and have a look at how the brakes are wearing.

 
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