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BRAKE PROBLEM WHY MY RIGHT FRONT CALIPER KEEP SEAZE

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    Obertelli May 11, 2010

    Are you saying that your right front caliper has been seizing repeatedly after complete replacement, or has it been re-seizing after the seized caliper has been repaired? Was the disc (US=rotor) changed at the same time for a new one? The first can be a problem with the brake fluid or with the caliper alignment, but the second indicates that the caliper is too badly damaged for repairs to work. Seizures can also occur with new or repaired calipers if an unevenly worn (or worn beyond limits) brake disc/rotor is present and so the correct answer to your problem will vary according to your reply.

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You need to replace it. The fluid is entering the piston, but is not emptying back out. The lines on the calipers become clogged as the years go buy. The calipers are going to over heat and you will notice discoleration on the calipers , due from overheating. I just had to replace both sides because of this.

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Did you replace it? IF yes, replace the flex hose going to the caliper. They collapse inside.
A good test is to loosen the the bleeder screw and see if fluid spurts out. It should not. It should just drip out.

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