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Passanger side break is stuck, and dragging, replaced caliper and pads What else could it be?

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  • JOHN DAVIDSON May 11, 2010

    Please clarify your question a little clearer for a professional answere, when you state "passenger side brake is stuck", are you refering to the passenger side front or passenger side rear brake? i am assuming you have a rear brake that is hanging, in that case you may want to check the emergency brake cable linkage to see if it is frozen not allowing the rear brake to release, this has been an occassional problem due to the road contaminations that the emergency brake cale assembly can come into contact with(road salt, water, etc) causing the cable to rust and seize. On occassion in some instances, a mechanic in the past may have adjusted the emergeny brake linkage according to the wear of old worn brake pads, when a new set of rear brake pads were later installed it may have been possible that the emercency brake was not re-adjusted to compensate for the new pads, which would allow the brake cable to be given the proper slack in order to release the brake, hence allow the brake to operate correctly and not drag. Please respond back, hope this also helps your situation.

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In frt ,,,if u all ready replaced the caliper ,,,, it is probably the flex hose,,they can swell up internal,,easy way to tell is pump up brakes,,then go out & loosen the bleeder for the caliper,,if it spurts out & u can spin the hub (don't forget to put in neutral),,then replace flex hose,,hoped it helped,,,,

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