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Can't get the front breaks caliper off because of the top bolt hits the wheel well on the inside

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You should be able to get at it if you have the vehicle on jacks and pull the front wheels off, unlock the steering and turn the wheel one way or the other. that should give you access

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My ford explorer 1997 is having trouble reversing on the left front side it seems it sticks on the wheel but it drives in drive perfect and just had the tranny done,so it is in the front wheel well so far

Ok, put the vehicle in park apply the parking break and jack up the front wheels using jack stands remove the front tires! On the inside of the caliper are two slidebolts and on the bottom slidebolt there should be a bolt remove it and flip the caliper up to the top your brake pads if not worn down to nothing are held in place by a caliper anchor assembly try to turn the rotor by hand counter clockwise and clockwise if it turns then go to the passenger side and repeat! If it turns the next question is do you have four wheel drive or two? If four wheel drive then turning the rotor listen for any noise like grinding if you don't hear it on either side then you have what's called a brake hose with a deviated inner lining causing fluid to reach the caliper but returning to the master cylinder slowly? Replace the calipers by swinging them back down onto the rotor making sure your brake pads are back in place the bottom slide bolt may need to be pushed in to clear the caliper! Replace your keeper bolt but do not over tighten the retaining bolt use a torque guage or try to recall how much force you exerted to loosen the bolt! Overtightening the bolt will break it and loss of braking can result! If you still cannot move in reverse then the clutches in the transmission may be worn out or the reverse gear may be worn and rebuilding the transmission is required! First see if the wheels turn while you have the tires on the vehicle usually it is a bearing or a brake pad has met the end of its lufe and needs to be replaced? I hope this helps you!

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1994 Holiday rambler motor home ford chassis front break locked up dont know how to remove caliper or to tell what size the parts are example 350 series or 450 series

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with a punch and hammer. Also,have seen a lot if vehicles that
sit develop a restriction in the rubber hose that goes to the caliper,
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Hello, hope this info helps...(subytech1)...


  1. Lift-up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels.

  1. Remove the caliper body and the support from housing, and suspend it from strut using a wire.

  1. Remove the disc rotor. NOTE: If the disc rotor seizes up within hub, drive the disc rotor out by pushing with an 8 mm bolt in holes B on the rotor.
  2. Clean mud and foreign particles from the caliper body assembly and the support. 16-INCH TYPE Refer to 15-inch type. 17-INCH TYPE Refer to 15-inch type.

  1. Install the disc rotor.
  2. Install the caliper body and the support to housing. Tightening torque: 80 Nm (8.2 kgf-m, 59 ft. lbs.)
  3. Install the front wheels.

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