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front wheel seized

Postby alloageorge » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:41 pm

54 plate mk 6 luton van.
van pulled suddenly to left as wheel locked up.
took off wheel,caliper and pads.
looks like disc is stuck on the bit that holds the brake pads.
wheel wont turn at all.was getting dark so will take a proper
look in morning.any idea whats going on?
thanks for any replies before i get stuck in to it.
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Re: front wheel seized

Postby knobby1 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:50 pm

Collapsed wheel bearing or ball joint perchance..!??

Has she been making horrible rumbling noises of late..!??

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Re: front wheel seized

Postby alloageorge » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:56 pm

theres no wheel movement at all.
round or side to side.

do you know what the part is called that houses the brake pads
before you swing the caliper back on?
thanks
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Re: front wheel seized

Postby knobby1 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:05 pm

alloageorge wrote:theres no wheel movement at all.
round or side to side.

do you know what the part is called that houses the brake pads
before you swing the caliper back on?
thanks


They call it a "Bracket", the caliper bolts to it...but it's bolted to the knuckle...maybe the bracket bolts have come out or broken..?? Unlikely they'd break though, they're quite heavy duty.

The bracket is #3 in this pic..:

http://www.catcar.info/ford/?lang=en&l= ... ArMA%3D%3D

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Re: front wheel seized

Postby alloageorge » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 pm

thankyou.was going to take off the bracket too but my socket set didnt fit the bolts.
must be imperial or rounded(although it was dark by that point)
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Re: front wheel seized

Postby knobby1 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:31 pm

alloageorge wrote:thankyou.was going to take off the bracket too but my socket set didnt fit the bolts.
must be imperial or rounded(although it was dark by that point)


Ah...so the bolts are still there then...I'm guessing a collapsed wheel bearing..

The bracket bolts will probably be metric...possibly 19mm or very close to 3/4".

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Re: front wheel seized

Postby nedforceone » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:29 am

I'll put my money on a seized or collapsed wheel bearing, if the brake pads are off there not much else on a RWD that can lock up the front wheel. N
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Re: front wheel seized

Postby oOplumberOo » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:02 am

yea got to be the bearing , probably gotten ridiculosly hot and seized up, my caliper bracket bolts are 18mm btw
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Re: front wheel seized

Postby alloageorge » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:35 am

wheels now turning but disc has lot of play.
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Re: front wheel seized

Postby the dutch guy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Bearing is shot. Take out knuckle and replace the bearing at a garage or get a replacment knuckle at the breakers.
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