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2001 silverado 1500, just put on new pads rotors and 1 new caliper, the brakes are spungy, the wheel with the new caliper is sticking and the front passanger brake too, i cant figure out why.

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What causes the break calipers to stick on a 2002 silverado?

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O k,go ahead and change the caliper hoses.The way that works is,when you step on the brake,you produce 1000`````s of pounds of pressure to the brake pad.Witch pushes(or forces in this case)the brake fluid threw the caliper hoses.But when you release the brake pedal the caliper hoses collapse blocking brake fluid pressure to remain on the caliper tight.This is the cause of the sticking caliper,and spongy brake pedal,If I can help,roniecon@gmail.com

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Replace both front brake hoses.....they collapse on the inside and will not allow fluid to retract...caliper was probobly fine.....this happens a lot....good luck...Lee

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