brakes slightly stuck on
Problem: after I towed the boat home from the lake yesterday, I observed that the wheels smelled hot and like brakes. There was lots of brake dust on wheels and grease coming out of the hubs from over heating. From checking the issue out, it appears the brakes are stuck on, though not so much that the wheels are locked. They still move with some hand effort, and I didn't notice a different pull coming home. Im guessing that the master cylinder is stuck? I have attempted to pull the actuator in and out; to no effect. I inspected the pads / rotors and the pads have an odd angled wear pattern to them. I admittedly have neglected the trailer / brakes over its 14 years, as I only trailer it 2 to 4 times a year or so, 100 miles max a year.
Looking for any insight from the experts. Thanks in advance.
1999 sportstar 19, vortec TBI 310hp, acme 541 prop, 2006 prostar decals, alpine ida-x100m stereo, clarion speakers, kicker sub, and a JL XD600/6 amp.
stick of choice: 66" connelly concept. hey, im old school!
Last edited by robin; 09-03-2013 at 08:00 PM.