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Right rear disk brake hangs up

Have changed rotors and calipers for rear brakes but right rear drags does this car have floating axle.

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Usually the flex line goes first then ends up locking on the caliper. Change the flex line on that caliper then replied that wheel. If it has abs you will need to have the key on to open the valve to be able to bleed it

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SOURCE: replaced front calipers,master cylinder,front and

did you bench bled master? if yes do you have abs system,if so you must bleed at abs block,if it has bleeders, if not then you must line bleed all 6 lines.2in from master 4 out to wheeles. then rebleed wheel in cylinder.If you have bleeders at abs block you dont to rebleed wheels. best dun with powerbleeder. hoooooops this helps

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SOURCE: 95 villager has right front brake drag, replaced

Sounds like air in the brake lines. I would bleed the brake system thouroughly using a bleeder cup. Start at left rear, then right rear, then left front, then right front. right front is the shortest line, therefore you usually see the symptoms there first. Could have air in the proportioning valve which is difficult to get out with just a quick bleed. You can make a bleeder cup at home using a small mason jar and a 2 foot length of rubber tubing. Poke 2 holes side by side in the top of mason jar about the same diameter as your tubing. Tubing should be of the size that will fit snugly onto your bleeder valve nipple. Run tube down 1 hole into jar. Mark jar on outside in 1 inch graduations from bottom to top. Fill jar with 2 inches of clean brake fluid. Put your tube into the jar so as to be submersed in brake fluid, attach other end to bleeder nipple. Open bleeder nipple and pump brakes until you get an inch more fluid in the jar. That should be enough to have suficiently bled the line. Refill master cylinder, install cap and repeat for each wheel in order previously stated. If you still have drag after doing this, I would lean toward the proportioning valve. I assume you cleaned all the rust and debris from the brake bracket where the pads ride on it and used a small amount of white lithium grease on the bracket to facilitate the floating brake pad system?
Let me know how you do....Mike

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SOURCE: emergency brake cable, how do I remove it from caliper?

Press the parking brake lever with slip-joint pliers to relieve the tension on the brake cable. Grip the cable's end with locking pliers and disconnect it from the parking brake lever

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Now I've changed rubber brake hose and hard line to the T on rear axle, bled system and left rear brake still drags. All new pads and rotors all around and new calipers in rear. And great pedal.


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if not you will have to remove the pins and clean the rust and gunk out of the holes in the calliper
they do rust up and seize which gives dragging brakes especially after fitting new pads.

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  • Well when you looked at the brake pads after your drive were the pads stuck to the rotor?
  • First thing to do is double check your pad and rotor installation.
  • Also check to make sure the right parts were installed.
  • When you pushed back the pistons on your calipers did they flow back nice and smooth? Did they wedge in and get stuck? This would make the pads drag.
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  • How is the car stopping for you? Properly? Do you hear any grinding while driving slow? While driving fast? Over heating rotors will turn a bluish stain. That is when it is really time to be worried.
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The brake rotor can be removed without separating the caliper from the mounting bracket.
  1. Release the parking brake.
  2. Remove 2/3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Remove the caliper and mounting bracket as an assembly.
  6. Hang the caliper and mounting bracket assembly from the suspension using mechanics wire.
  7. Remove the rotor. Slowly turn the rotor while pulling the rotor away from the axle. (15 series).
  8. Remove the rotor. Slowly turn the rotor while pulling the rotor away from the axle. (25 series).
    NOTE If the rotor is stuck to the hub, try using a slide hammer to free it.

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WARNING Whenever the brake rotor has been separated from the hub/axle flange, any rust or contaminants should be cleaned from the hub/axle flange and the brake rotor mating surfaces. Failure to do this may result in excessive assembled lateral run-out (LRO) of the brake rotor, which could lead to brake pulsation.

  1. Thoroughly clean any rust or corrosion from the mating surface of the hub/axle flange.
  2. Thoroughly clean any rust or corrosion from the mating surface and mounting surface of the brake rotor.
  3. Inspect the mating surfaces of the hub/axle flange and the rotor to ensure that there are no foreign particles or debris remaining.
  4. Install the rotor. Slowly turn the rotor while pushing the rotor towards the axle. (15 series).
  5. Install the rotor. Slowly turn the rotor while pushing the rotor towards the axle. (25 series).
  6. Install the caliper and the mounting bracket as an assembly.
  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  8. Lower the vehicle.

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