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This is a discussion on brake stuck within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i just changed the front rotors, and got some hawk pads....i pushed the pistons back in as far as they ...

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    brake stuck

    i just changed the front rotors, and got some hawk pads....i pushed the pistons back in as far as they could go, put the new pad in, and new rotors...drivers side went in smooth.....passanger side went in so tight the wheel dont turn. put it all together thinking after a couple of feet of driving, it will adjust to normal...nottt.

    what could i have forgoten, or done wrong for this to happen...ive done a rotor and pads swap plenty of times....

    any help appreciated.
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    It's either going to be a bad brake hose or a bad brake caliper. The only way I now how to check it, remove the wheel take the caliper back off, open the bleader screew and see if the caliper will move back in some with easy, if so then it is the brake hose. The last car that did that to me got new caliper's and brake hose's. just my .02 cents

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    Help! Calipers dragging on disc brakes....

    Make sure the caliper pins are free and greased

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    ^^^ sounds like a siezed guide pin...if you can't get one of the pins out try torching it. If you still can't get them out then you'll need a new caliper bracket.

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    if you need new calipers, they are not that expensive and are easier to swap out then rebuild...

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    seized pins come right out without using heat,just get some PB blaster spray it on,tap lightly with a small hammer,let sit 1/2 hr,go drink beer,come back and pull pin out.I've done this a few times,1st time i tried heat but they wouldn't budge,few squirts of pb blaster and they fly out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoMommasTA View Post
    seized pins come right out without using heat,just get some PB blaster spray it on,tap lightly with a small hammer,let sit 1/2 hr,go drink beer,come back and pull pin out.I've done this a few times,1st time i tried heat but they wouldn't budge,few squirts of pb blaster and they fly out!
    hmmm cool..i'll give that a try next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoMommasTA View Post
    seized pins come right out without using heat,just get some PB blaster spray it on,tap lightly with a small hammer,let sit 1/2 hr,go drink beer,come back and pull pin out.I've done this a few times,1st time i tried heat but they wouldn't budge,few squirts of pb blaster and they fly out!
    I'd like to argue with that one! I went through a good case of beer waiting for PB Blaster to do its thing, then moved on to lighter fluid, then to a torch. Ended up drilling the pin out... of course I missed and drilled it too close to the edge of the bracket... and now nobody can tell me where to get a new bracket from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProwlerZ View Post
    I'd like to argue with that one! I went through a good case of beer waiting for PB Blaster to do its thing, then moved on to lighter fluid, then to a torch. Ended up drilling the pin out... of course I missed and drilled it too close to the edge of the bracket... and now nobody can tell me where to get a new bracket from!
    dealer sells um for about 90.Did you lightly tap on the pin for a few mins after you applied pb so it breaks the bond?I'm telling you i've gotten these pins out when a torch didn't do anything.

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    thanks alot guys, i took the pin off, and cleaned and greased it. no luck.....but also noticed that my brake fluid is bad (moldy type of substance floating on top of reservoir)....so im gonna get new s.s. lines, and flush out the syst....and hopefully that will do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redz284u View Post
    thanks alot guys, i took the pin off, and cleaned and greased it. no luck.....but also noticed that my brake fluid is bad (moldy type of substance floating on top of reservoir)....so im gonna get new s.s. lines, and flush out the syst....and hopefully that will do it.
    There are two pins per caliper

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