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My left front brake caliper seizes after applying brakes several times (after changing MB cylinder). When I loosen bleeder valve and release pressure; good for several stops. Already change brake caliper and flex line prier to caliper. Thanks for your help, Craig

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  • zimmerman5 Oct 07, 2009

    As I mentioned above, I've already replaced hose prier to caliper.

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Hi,

The problem is not likely the caliper it is likely that the brake hose to the caliper is bad, you can test this by removing the hose from the caliper and if the caliper releases the problem is the hose.This is a common problem on any vehicle, something inside the hose collapses and because there is a lot of pressure pushing out the brake works but since there is not a lot of pressure pushing the fluid back the caliper hangs up.

Let me know, if need further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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    taran_2005 Oct 07, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    As you have already replaced the same, the next thing that would strike my mind would be Vacuum Booster.

    Check and let me know.

    Hope i helped you.

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  2. If the master cylinder was disassembled or if the reservoir becomes empty, bleed the air from the master cylinder as follows:
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    2. Slowly depress the brake pedal and hold it.
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The light is on because either the parking brake is on a little bit, or because you need more brake fluid. The brakes are squishy because there is air in the brake lines, They probably opened the bleeder valve to press the caliper back in. Air got in there when they did that. You'll need to re open these valves and slowly pump on the brake pedal until all the air is pushed out. Hold the pedal down and then retighten the valve. Make sure you have enough brake fluid on hand when you do this. You might have to do this several times.

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the way to find out witch one, is to jack up the front of the car and put it on jack stands. put the transmission in neutral. then turn the front wheels one at a time and wile turning the wheel have some one apply the brake the wheel should stop turning immediately and then wile applying pressure on the wheel have the person in the car release the brake pedal the brake should release immediately if not, then open the brake bleeder on the offending caliper if the brake releases then. you have a bad brake hose if the brake still does not release with the bleeder open then you have a bad brake caliper.

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Hi, your proportioning valve is stuck. Take the caps off and recenter the one stuck valve. Then rebleed the system using the procedure below. Thanks for using fixya.

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For those of us who are not fortunate enough to have access to a power bleeding tool, the manual brake bleeding procedure will quite adequately remove air from the hydraulic system. The major difference between the pressure and manual bleeding procedures is that the manual method takes more time and will require help from an assistant. One person must depress the brake pedal, while another opens and closes the bleeder screws.
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  2. Clean the top of the master cylinder, remove the cover and fill the reservoirs with clean fluid.
  3. The master cylinder must be bled first if it is suspected to contain air. If the master cylinder was removed and bench bled before installation it must still be bled, but it should take less time and effort. Bleed the master cylinder as follows:
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    2. Loosen the front brake line(s) at the master cylinder and allow the fluid to flow from the front port.




WARNING Do not allow brake fluid to spill on or come in contact with the vehicle's finish as it will remove the paint. In case of a spill, immediately flush the area with water.

  1. Tighten the line connection(s).
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  4. Tighten the line(s), then have the assistant release the brake pedal and wait for 15 seconds.
  5. Repeat steps D through F until the line(s) are free of air.
  6. When finished bleeding the air from the master cylinder, tighten the line connections to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  7. Repeat steps B through H, only with the master cylinder rear pipe fitting(s).

  1. Refill the master cylinder with fresh brake fluid.



WARNING Never reuse brake fluid that has been bled from the system.

  1. If a single line or fitting was the only hydraulic line disconnected, then only the caliper(s) or wheel cylinder(s) affected by that line must be bled. If the master cylinder required bleeding, then all calipers and wheel cylinders must be bled in the proper sequence:
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  2. Bleed the individual calipers or wheel cylinders as follows:
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    2. Submerge the other end of the tube in a transparent container of clean brake fluid.
    3. With the help of an assistant, apply the brake pedal slowly and hold.


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  3. Wait approximately 15 seconds, and instruct the assistant to depress the brake pedal again.

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