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Stuck Caliper

This is a discussion on Stuck Caliper within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I just replaced my brake pads on the front and after i finished i noticed my front passenger side brake ...

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    I just replaced my brake pads on the front and after i finished i noticed my front passenger side brake caliper was stuck, i went got a new caliper, and flushed the fluid out today, and little to my suprise it is still stuck, i pretty much have no idea what is going on, new fluid, and the caliper is still stuck, and yes i bled the entire system of air, any help would be much appreciated!!
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    stuck? pins? pads? .........???

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    Best guess is the pins. After you remove the caliper from the car, you should pop the boots and remove the pins from the caliper bracket. If they are really stuck, you may need to also unbolt the bracket to work them free. After we bought our car in 2008, I found one pin totally seized in the front. I ended up heating it with a propane torch to break it free. Once you get them out, clean them up and re-install the pins using synthetic caliper grease.

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    no, its not the brake pads or the pins it self, the caliper will grip, but will not release once the brake pedal is up, something is preventing the pistons to let go, ive reinstalled these brake pads several times, and have greased them, i also just installed a new brake hose, and it still wont release once they are engaged, ive bled the system of air and so on, i just cant seem to figure this one out and its starting to make me angry.

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    Just to be sure -- can you grab the pins with your fingers (with the caliper off) and slide them in and out of their bores?
    Last edited by pajeff02; 09-27-2010 at 03:04 PM.

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    sounds like pins.......remove caliper and bracket...make sure the pins go all the way in.....and out

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    The pins were somewhat free, i replaced them, and greased them up, i guess they were getting hung up somewhere!

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