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Old 05-26-2018, 11:07 PM
07OrangeX2 07OrangeX2 is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Boat: Mastercraft X2 2007
Location: West Michigan
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Trailer brake locked up


I noticed today that my trailer brakes are acting up. Going both forward and reverse my SUV worked extra hard to get me to the boat launch. 100% sure the wiring is ok, I tested that. After a 100 yard test pull I touched both rotors and noticed one was way warmer than the other. That a sign? Is it possible for one shoe to lock up both not the other? Do I take apart the shoe?

Any advise on where to start looking, or how to trouble shoot? Any advise would be greatly appropriated.

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Old 05-27-2018, 08:45 AM
oliver00 oliver00 is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Boat: Mastercraft,X-Star,2008,6.0
Location: Midwest
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I would check the calipers first. The piston tend to rust and stick. You can get seals for just a few dollars each and clean the bore and piston with a wire brush. Also a 2007 probably has the Reliable brand actuator that is anything but reliable. I would replace it with a UFP unit.
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