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Passengers side brake calliper won't go back to home position. I may have pressed it one to many times while trying to free it up, all by myself and talking on the phone

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If the caliper will not return, there are a couple of reasons that could be why. one being the caliper itself being defective, wheather the o-ring inside being damaged or internal rust. also another possibility being a restricted hose. i have seen the bracket that holds the hose to the strut rust rust and squeeze the inside of the hose too small for proper flow, causing improper brake wear. one wat to test to see if you need a caliper or hose is while compressing caliper open the bleeder or loosen brake hose. if the caliper then compresses with little effort then you know the problem is in the hose some where. if the caliper still doesn't compress you are better off to replace the caliper. if you are experienced in caliper rebuilding you can go that route, but if you haven't done it before i don't recomend leaning on a system that you life depends on. hope this helps... dustang

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The caliper is probably sticking due to corrosion on the inside and it needs to be replaced.

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