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Brake caliper stuck

HI I HAVE A MK2 VW ,THE PROBLEM IS THE CALIPER DO NOT RELEASE PROPALY AND SO MY BRAKE DISK IS STILL ON THE DISK CAN U HELP PLEASE

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There are 2 ways of doing it, by compressed air or the way I prefer is to use the vehicles own hydraulics system. brakes are dangerous and should only be done by professionals. I can tell you how to do it but if I confuse you, don't try it.. first remove the caliper, only if using the air method remove the brake pipe now and go to a work bench. remove 1 disc pad, covering the whole unit with a rag to protect from splatter and apply compressed air into the pipe thread. now my preferred. leave the hydraulic pipe on, 1 pad in place (this prevents piston becoming a projectile) pump your brake pedal until piston comes out. clean every thing out properly and install new caliper kit, remembering that you must do both sides when working on brakes. if in doubt at all get a professional.

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Check to see that the parking brake mechanism at the caliper is actually releasing . If this is not the issue then you will likely need to open the bleeder and attempt to pry the old seized caliper off to replace it. You will have to bleed the caliper you replace and possibly the opposite side afterwards.

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SOURCE: unable to compress caliper piston to replace brake pads

If the problem is with the front caliper replace it. If the problem is with the rear caliper you need a tool that will compress the piston back into the caliper by turning it. Most auto parts stores will have a caliper tool for this.

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SOURCE: chevy s10 brake caliper

Hey zach, no they are not reverse thread. They are most likely just very tight from the heat and cool cycles they go thru. Put your wrench on them and give it a few sharp raps with a ball peen hammer. That should break them loose enough to finish with the wrench.

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On cars with 4 wheel disc brakes the rear calipers are what they call racheting.The pison needs to be turned clockwise at the same time you are pushing in.This mechanisum is for the E brake system.They make special tools for doing this that you can pick up at your local parts store.

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SOURCE: left from brake caliper sticks at times wheel gets real hot

You brake HOSE may have deteriorated, and is not allowing fluidto drain out of the caliper piston. I found out after a piston, caliper, two disks. The wheel would LOCK UP it got so bad.

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Brake lines are not releasing fluid back to master cylinder. Open bleeder and see if wheel will turn. If it does replace brake line to caliper

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