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Rear disc brakes drag after installing new pads

My right rear disc break was squealing. Break pad was worn. Left side was OK but I changed R&L rear break pads. Also had the rotors machined. I put the high temp lubricants on as the manual suggests. My problem is after assembling my rear brakes, they drag and don't release. I think the calipers need to be rebuilt or replaced, but wanted to run it by someone with more knowledge than I have about this problem.

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  • wewin Jan 19, 2009

    I did depress the cylinders. I bled the both rear brakes, fluid was pretty bad looking. Need to get more fluid then I'm going to keep bleeding until I get cleaner fluid. After bleeding, the rear brakes still are dragging. Anybody out there have any more suggestions.



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Just did my rear brakes this weekend, Monday had a very slight drag. Noted that when I installed new pads I had to tap them on. That shouldn't be. When brakes are released, there should be enough play to allow the pads to back off the disc. Tonight, I removed the pads and filed down the ends of the tips that go into the top and bottom channels until I could install and remove them with fingertips, that gives them enough play to grab and release. Drag disappeared; the old girl ran like she should.

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Did you Compress the Cylinders in as far as they would go when Replacing the Pads.? If not, Depress the Caliper Cylinders Back into the Caliper and install back Loose. Then Bleed the System. When you get in and Press the Brake Pedal a Few times it will set these to where they need to be.

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  • Dukeboy Feb 10, 2012

    You don't need 2bleed...that's for old, old vehicles. But when you're pressing the cylinders all the way in, use a c-clamp and a board. B sure u 'just loosen' the master cylinder cap under the hood before clamping. When u put her back together, tighten cap, start the truck, pump yer brakes till good solid pressure, and away ya go!

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