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My car is 1983 subaru gl wagon 4x4. i installed new front rotors, calipers,brake pads and hydraulic hoses. bled the brakes got air bubbles out. now front brakes stick, and drag. is there an adjustment?, maybe the ebrake? please respond to bluebelt31206@aol.com

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    front brake pads do not open

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    replaced new calipers and after hard breaking for a day the calipers won't release even when opening the bleeder velve

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Often times the 2 pins that the caliper has and floats on need to be lubricated to allow the pads not to drag. you can purchas an antiseize lube from a parts store this will solve the issue

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How can I change the rotors and brakes on a 2006 Cadillac?


Front brake
Step 1: Identify Front Disc Brake Components
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Front Wheel Drive Brake Assembly
Most front disc brake components include: brake rotor, brake pads, brake caliper, caliper mount and brake flex hose. Brake service usual occurs between 20,000 and 40,000 miles depending on driver habits, road conditions and brake pad/ rotor materials used.
Step 2: Remove Brake Caliper to Replace Pads
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Removing Brake Caliper Mounting Bolts
Locate primary caliper mounting bolts; apply wrench pressure counter-clockwise (When looking at the head of the bolt) to remove the bolts, upper and lower. Make sure the bolt threads are in good shape and replace if necessary.
Step 3: Remove Front Brake Caliper
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Remove Front Brake Caliper
After removing the primary caliper mounting bolts lift the brake caliper off of the rotor and then tie or secure to the side, being careful not to bend or kink the brake caliper flex hose. Thoroughly inspect brake caliper and brake hoses for leakage, cracks or chaffing and replace as needed. Next remove the brake pads (If not mounted in the caliper) and secondary caliper mounting bolts. Notice how great protective gloves work, most technicians use them on the job today.
Step 4: Remove Brake Pads
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Remove Front Brake Pads
Once the brake pads have been removed, make sure if there is anti rattle hardware to transfer to the new brake pads. Some brake pad manufacturers will include the proper lube (Caliper slides) and anti-rattle hardware to ensure proper performance of their product.
Step 5: Remove Caliper Mount
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Remove Caliper Mount Bracket
Finish removing secondary caliper mount bolts and remove caliper mount. Note: clean and lube caliper slides and pad friction surfaces of all foreign material or build-up.
Step 6: Remove Brake Rotor
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Remove Brake Rotor
With the caliper mount out of the way you can now remove the brake rotor. Sometimes it can get stuck so you may need to tap it with a hammer or use penetrating oil to free it up. Some manufacturers use small screws to hold the rotor on as well. Clean and inspect wheel studs, replace if any are damaged. Also clean bearing hub rotor mount surface to ensure the proper mounting of the new brake rotor. Inspect the ABS sensor wheel for cracks or damage and replace as needed.
Step 7: Depressing the Brake Caliper
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Resetting Brake Caliper
To install the new brake pads you must retract the brake caliper piston. Remove the master cylinder lid or open the brake caliper bleeder screw to allow excess brake fluid to be released if necessary. Install C clamp tool and gently tighten clamp until caliper piston is fully depressed. Note: use old brake pad to protect the caliper piston. Close the bleeders once the piston is retracted completely
Step 8: Installing New Brake Rotor
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Install Brake Rotor
Install new brake rotor, the new rotor is manufactured with a protective film over the rotor to keep it from rusting, remove protective film with brake cleaner before installing; also after the brake job is complete you may experience a small amount of smoke from the rotor when first used. This is normal and will go away after the first couple of uses.
Step 9: Installing New Front Brake Pads
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Installing New Brake Pads
Reinstall the front brake caliper mount, and then install front brake pads. Make sure the pads are seated properly in the caliper mount; it must be a close fit to work properly..
Step 10: Reinstall Front Brake Caliper
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Re-Install front Bake Caliper
Reinstall front brake caliper and reinstall caliper-mounting bolts, recheck all mounts and mounting bolts. Check the caliper slides to be sure there is no bind and that the caliper moves freely back and forth on the caliper slides. Bleed brake system per manufacturer's specifications to relieve any air trapped in the system. Before driving the vehicle, push the brake pedal down and let it up slowly, repeat until normal brake pedal operation resumes, this operation is forcing the brake pads to travel to the brake rotors.

Dec 18, 2010 | 2006 Cadillac STS

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Ok maybe you can help i have changed master cylinder front right rotor and caliper all pads and shoes on drums and power brake booster and can not get the brakes working ...we have bled and bled and bled...


bleeding hydraulic lines is tricky. get someone to help you. get a big bottle of brake fluid, and don't be stingy.it takes a lot of pumps to pass air from front to back of truck. start at the furthest wheel and bleed first. use a clean water bottle punch 1/4' hole in cap use 2 ft of clear 3/16 tubeing, stick it in the cap and submerge in the water bottle which you will fill 1/3 with brake fluid. by submerging the end of the tube this will allow air to bubble out, but it will **** fluid back.you can see the air bubbles come out. All the while someone keeps an eye on the mastercylinder, do no let the mastercylinder run out or you will pump new air in....keep toping off and pass plenty of brake fluid. You will end up with no air and brand new brake fluid

Nov 03, 2010 | Chrysler Fifth Avenue Cars & Trucks

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Front brakes sticking after a couple of miles


There are 2 causes, 1.caliper slides are in need of servicing/lube.2, caliper(s) piston(s) need to be serviced/cleaned. Recommend replacement of both calipers, if either doesn't work.

May 15, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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Directions on how to change front disk brake pads on a 1987 Subaru GL Wagoon


all brake rotors are some what the same remove the brake caliper system and the Rotor come right of for some few the center bearings are all one piece but not the same story for Subaru it comes off with ease 2 screws behind the caliper conneting it tothe control arm remove them and then take the caliper off and the rotor comes right off .

Apr 01, 2010 | 1987 Subaru Gl 4WD

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I changed the front pads on my 97 Sebring convertible. Also put on new rotors, and changed the calipers. My car bounces slightly, and if I apply the brakes hard, they become spongy. I have bled them off as...


Spongy means air present in the hydraulic system,I recommend check and recheck all of the brake system areas where air could enter(master cylinder,fittings,calipers,etc.)and bleed the entire system again.
Good luck !

Feb 02, 2010 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring

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Pistons in both front calipers stay out, both calipers replaced


You may have a leak in the booster or master cylinder. You can put a pressure tester on the system to test for leaks. It does sound like you have an air leak.
You can try to bleed the master cylinder, then slave cylinder, then brake lines.

Aug 24, 2009 | 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva

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Changing the rotors out on my 83 4x4 bronco


I would start with the simplest of solutions and try bleeding the breaks and checking the lines for any leaks. Second, if the brakes were properly bled and there is no leak apparent, I would remove the front caliper on the left side, and have a friend pump the brakes, and see if there is pressure on the caliper itself. It is likely that you may have broken or otherwise damaged a brake line, or the caliper simply chose this mos inconvenient of times to die.

Jun 18, 2009 | 1983 Ford Bronco

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On A 1983 subaru station wagon caliper.


use a 6 inch c lamp with crank handle to depress caliper piston to the fully retracted posistion.

May 13, 2009 | 1998 Subaru Impreza

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92 960 wagon with ABS.


Very easy. Jack up the front of the car and support it with two sturdy jackstands. Remove the front wheels. To the brake fluid nipple on the caliper (the part that squeezed the pads against the rotor), attach a small tube leading to a drainpan, open the nipple, and push back the brake pads from the rotor with a broad screwdriver. Close the nipple. Be careful not to damage the pads if you are not replacing them. (It would be wise to replace the pads when you replace the rotors, though).

Two bolts hold the brake caliper onto the steering knuckle. Remove both bolts, preferably with an impact wrench, and remove the caliper. On some cars the bolts have indented 10mm hex-wrench heads rather than standard bolt heads, so you may need to acquire a new tool. Be careful to support the caliper so you do not damage the hydraulic brake hose. Slip the old rotor off the studs and replace it with your new one. New rotors are packed in oil which will damage your brake pads, so clean the new rotors with vinegar before installing them. Replace the caliper and pads. Check to see you have sufficient brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir before operating the vehicle. If the brakes seem at all spongy, bring your car to a qualified mechanic to inspect your work and to bleed the brake hydraulic syatem. Always do both front rotors, never just one. Otherwise, your car will **** violently to one side when you brake.

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