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Brake hang up

After coming to a stop front brakes take about 15 seconds to release on 2000 T & C van

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  • gwklm Oct 03, 2008

    I have had the caliper off and the caliper slides are not the problem they are free, clean and lubed.
    After checking further, you can not push the piston back without opening the bleeder valve.



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This is due to them sticking on the pins of the caliper. this is a frequent problem with an eassy fix. first thing is jack up the vehicle and place jack stand under the engine carriage where it bolts to the uni-body(never work on a suspended vehicle without jack stands). remove the wheel and set aside. then the are (2) bolts that hold the caliper to the support bracket these will be 14 or 15mm heads they will also have rubber grommets on both sides of the caliper.(do not remove the caliper from the rotor)remove the bolts and clean them thoroughly then use antiseize lubricant on the on the sleeve inserts and replacethem in the caliper use anti seize on the bolts but noton the threads retighten the bolts replace the tire and remove the jackstand lower the vehicle. this will do the trick... please rate thanks

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller Oct 03, 2008

    if that is the case then you have a problem with either the proportioning valve or your abs unit is faulty. please re rate.



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