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R/S caliper frooze up ?

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    Trigger Puller Trainer KC&97TA's Avatar
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    R/S caliper frooze up ?

    OK... replaced brake pads, had rotors turned, came back driver side slipped right on, passanger side... took a C-clap to it, pushed each piston in on it at seperate times... did I mess it up? or was it just worn and about to be an upcomeing issue, reason why I replaced the brakes is it was starting to pull a bit to the left, probly could have gotten another 5k miles out of the pads, rotors were still pretty good.

    I've tried to mess with it, it's unlocked right now, only need to make it 2 miles to Big-O tomarrow and have them just take care of it, haveing them mount and balance 4 new wheels and an alighment anyway

    btw: I have 98-02 front LS1 brakes

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    Member Transam388's Avatar
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    If it is sticking I would say just buy a new caliper. I got a new one for 65 bucks which I did not think was to bad. With brakes I don't think it is worth messing around. Normally though when I do change shoes I use a C clamp to push the piston back in. What you may also want to check is that the other caliper / calipers are actually working. Unless the one you suspect really was difficult to push back even with a c clamp this might be a thing to check also.

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    Senior Member Zboner's Avatar
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    i would also say its new caliper time, just do both of them and save your self some time

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    Member jmhvenom's Avatar
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    I had a similar problem with my grand am, same concept. The problem I found is in using the C-Clamp. If you use a piece of wood so that you compress the caliper equally then there is less chance of having problems. But yea, we just got it to work again and lubed it well. But i agree, might as well just put some new ones in to be safe.

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