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I replaced my brake caliper and master cylinder, i was

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I replaced my brake caliper and master cylinder, i was driving and went approximately 10-15 miles at 65mph the caliper was sticking and brakes were grinding, when i got to my destination my drivers side front tire was on fire. I got it put out pulled car in shop it was the rubber boot in caliper that started on fire, I replaced once again the caliper, master cylinder, the brake hose off caliper, we bleed brakes and all seemed fine until now, I now have mushy brakes. What is my brakes problem
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 9 months ago.

is it sticking again? did you bleed all 4 wheels? what is the vehicle?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Its a 2000 Taurus not sticking just mushy hold a little pressure
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 9 months ago.

did you bleed all 4 wheels?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 9 months ago.

does this have all wheel disc or drums in the rear?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Front disc rear is drum
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 9 months ago.

have you pulled the drums and checked the wheel cylinders?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No but I did replace the rear drums, and I did not check cylunders
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 9 months ago.

i would pull the drums if you have a leaking or seized wheel cylinder it can cause this or even shoes that are out of adjustment

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Dang I will try that n c what happwns
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 9 months ago.

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