I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD Extended cab, long bed.
The front driver side brake went metal to metal. I saw it was bad, so just went and bought the rotors and pads without doing a real inspection. When I was swapping them I found the driver side was totally baked, but the passenger side could have done another 20-30K at a WAG.
So it appears the the front driver side caliper is apparently sticking in the open position. I'm getting a little pull to the right but nothing significant.
Right now I don't really have the $200+ free to swap out both calipers. So I'm looking at 2 options:
1) Replace the driver side caliper only. I think the recommendation is to do them in pairs, but does anyone know of a big reason not to do just the one?
2) Apparently there is a rebuild kit available from Autozone for about $20 for both sides. Has anyone ever tried this? Any instructions anywhere?