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Did not replace back brake pads just front and nothing else. was pulling out of driveway got to the end and back wheels locked. tried to let air out by loosening line still did not work everything still locked on back only

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The calipers on your vehicle have a tendency of locking up.I have replace a few of them.That is most likely the cause aand solution.but are you sure it is both?

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When was the last time the brake fluid was flushed? Spongy/unresponsive brakes can sometimes be due to moisture/air in the brake lines. You can take the wheel off and get someone to push the brake peddle and see if the brake caliper is moving at all. If it is moving, but not enough to stop the wheel, I'd recommend flushing the brake fluid. If the caliper is not moving at all, it could be the caliper itself (but its very unlikely that both would go bad at the same time)

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  2. Remove tire and wheel assemblies.
  3. Remove pad pins and springs.
  4. Remove brake pads, then shims.
  5. Reverse procedure to install. When installing new brake pads, push caliper piston inward using piston compressor No. 490221600C or equivalent.

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pull the wheels off .undo brake fluid cover .On the back of rotor there are 2 long pins that you have to remove to pull the caliper off.After the caliper is off pull the old brake pads off ,remembering which way they came off.Now with either a large C-Clamp ,or large channell lock pliers compress the large round metal part that pushes against the back of brake pad.The idea is this,your new pads wont fit on the rotor unless you compress this part ALL the way down,that is why you took the fluid cover off earlier,so the back pressure can go back into the brake fluid reservoir .Once you have this part pushed in ,install the 2 pads and put the whole thing back over and on the rotor .Last of all put the long pins back on tight, put the wheel on ,and now do the other side.............Good luck ! Patience is Key !!
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