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Gort007, I have done the C-clamp thing and installed the new brakes- reassembled them- when I apply the brakes the caliper extends and stops the wheel. I let off the brakes and the caliper does not return to free the rotor to turn. Where else do I need to look and is it and easy fix? Thanks, Jim

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The caliper should release enough to allow the wheel to turn although it will still rub a bit, making an annoying scraping sound. If this is what's going on it's OK.
If the wheel is locked solidly try bleeding off a little fluid (you did open the bleeder when you squoze the caliper didn't you?).

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If the calibur will not release it needs replaced.

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