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I changed my caliper on the driver side, when I pump the breaks the caliper clamps and then does not unclamp until I completly take it apart. What could be the cause.

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  • sounds to me like there's a possible client or collapsed brake line leading to the caliper that's what I would think if it's only happening on one side and not both on the same axle

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Sounds like you have a collapsed brake hose if its only on one side and not both on the same axle

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May have to shave them pads down, or see if the parts store carries different ones that are thinner. Good luck.

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SOURCE: need brake help please

When you replaced the caliper, were the posts on the mounting bracket able to slide in and out? They're the posts with the black rubber bellows and they have to be able to expand/compress.

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SOURCE: 1988 honda prelude brake caliper

You most likely have a problem w/ the brake fluid being contaminated. Have u ever had the brake fluid changed? Everytime u need brakes, u should bleed the brakes to remove the old fluid. This is something most people DO NOT do, and the old fluid ruins the calipers and brake cylinders. Look in the master cylinder at the fluid. Is it dark, or clear? When the fluid goes bad, it'll not be clear. Fluid also absorbs moisture which is terrible for the brake system. Make sure any bottles of brake fluid are closed tightly after opening. Moisture and contaminants will corrode the inside of the calipers and brake cylinders, and the pistons stick and bind, and will finally totally seize up. Flush the system starting at the bleeder that's the greatest distance away from the master cylinder, then next greatest distance, 3rd greatest, then closest. Bleed each wheel until fluid runs out clear, and then a few more times to be sure u flushed it all out. Check the master cylinder often, so u don't run it so low it draws in air, or u will have more bleeding to do to get the air out too. U might be able to dissassemble the caliper if it's very recently changed, clean it up, check for any crud and coat w/ clean fluid, reassemble. Good Luck, let me know how u make out. countrycurt0

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The caliper can be fixed, but replacement may be more advantageous. Let's you sleep good at night, knowing this same problem won't reoccur.

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SOURCE: 2006 Mustang rear break caliper piston will not compress

Hi Alberts73,
The caliper piston has to be turned clockwise as it is compressed. If not,it will not retract. This will allow the park brake to reset. If you have only pressed the caliper in with a "C" clamp,you may have damaged the mechanism inside the caliper. If this has happened,you will need to replace them.The OTC #206-026 is the tool for turning the caliper back into the bore. I hope this helps,if you need more information,drop me a line. Thanks,Chuck

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