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Need Brake Help

This is a discussion on Need Brake Help within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I was driving the other night not doing anything crazy when I started hearing this scrubbing/rubbing sound from my passenger's ...

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    Need Brake Help

    I was driving the other night not doing anything crazy when I started hearing this scrubbing/rubbing sound from my passenger's side rear wheel. It sounded to me like the pad was on the rotor and just wouldn't get off. So, what I did today was to take the wheel off to see if anything would just stand out at me. What I saw was that the brake pads are flush with the rotor, even when I applied the brakes there was no movement. Any ideas of what the cause is and could I get some tech help on how to fix the problem. Thanks

    Thanks for the help so far. This far into it I have replaced the brake line to the caliper, the caliper itself and the brake pads. Still have some of the noise it is just not as bad. Could it be the rotor or anything else that I haven't checked yet??? Thanks Again
    Last edited by lewis_812; 08-20-2006 at 11:53 AM. Reason: Update on Brake Issue

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    It sounds like the caliper piston is defective.

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    Possible you have a bad brake hose also.

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    replace the brake hose first and see what happens.

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    I imagine if you have someone pump the brakes you will be able to see the brake hose pinch if it is bad.. Just to save you the time and money if that is not it. I could be wrong though. Sounds more like a stuck caliber to me.

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    the brake hose has an inner liner that can tear. this will act like a one way vlave. so, it lets brake fluid go to the caliper, but not release it. one thing to do would be to open the bleeder screw. if fluid comes out and the rotor turns freely, that would indicate brake hose. if not, then check to see of the caliper sliders aren't frozen up. that's the two bolts that hold the caliper onto the spindle.

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