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2005 forester xs front driver caliper freezes when brake is applied and will release when bleeder bolt is opened. The problems only occurs when extreme pressure is applied to the caliper ?

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Your flex line rubber line is got a blockage replace rubber flex line.

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I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox LS and the drivers side front brakes keep locking up. Can I get some help with this problem. None of the lights come on when this happens.


Most likely the brake hose to the caliper is bad. They deteriorate from the inside and clog up, not releasing the fluid. A way to check is raise that tire pump up the brakes, release the hose at the caliper, if the caliper releases, the hose is bad, if it doesn't the caliper is bad or you have no brake pads left and the piston can/is cocked a bit.

Dec 27, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How to bleed the brakes


Start at the right rear wheel, while having someone in the driver seat, have them to apply pressure to brake peadle while you open the bleeder valve located at the top of the caliper. After fluid stops coming out of the bleeder valve close valve, and person in the driver seat can release pressure off of brake peadle. perform this till all air is out at each caliper. Right rear first, then left rear, right front, and then left front, be sure to check brake fluid level after each caliper is bleed.

Jun 20, 2012 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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My rigth side front brake is locking the wheel off while driving and the brake is applied


most common cause would be a bad disk brake caliper, or bad brake hose.

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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Mar 16, 2011 | 1992 Honda Accord

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How can I change the rotors and brakes on a 2006 Cadillac?


Front brake
Step 1: Identify Front Disc Brake Components
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Front Wheel Drive Brake Assembly
Most front disc brake components include: brake rotor, brake pads, brake caliper, caliper mount and brake flex hose. Brake service usual occurs between 20,000 and 40,000 miles depending on driver habits, road conditions and brake pad/ rotor materials used.
Step 2: Remove Brake Caliper to Replace Pads
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Removing Brake Caliper Mounting Bolts
Locate primary caliper mounting bolts; apply wrench pressure counter-clockwise (When looking at the head of the bolt) to remove the bolts, upper and lower. Make sure the bolt threads are in good shape and replace if necessary.
Step 3: Remove Front Brake Caliper
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Remove Front Brake Caliper
After removing the primary caliper mounting bolts lift the brake caliper off of the rotor and then tie or secure to the side, being careful not to bend or kink the brake caliper flex hose. Thoroughly inspect brake caliper and brake hoses for leakage, cracks or chaffing and replace as needed. Next remove the brake pads (If not mounted in the caliper) and secondary caliper mounting bolts. Notice how great protective gloves work, most technicians use them on the job today.
Step 4: Remove Brake Pads
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Remove Front Brake Pads
Once the brake pads have been removed, make sure if there is anti rattle hardware to transfer to the new brake pads. Some brake pad manufacturers will include the proper lube (Caliper slides) and anti-rattle hardware to ensure proper performance of their product.
Step 5: Remove Caliper Mount
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Remove Caliper Mount Bracket
Finish removing secondary caliper mount bolts and remove caliper mount. Note: clean and lube caliper slides and pad friction surfaces of all foreign material or build-up.
Step 6: Remove Brake Rotor
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Remove Brake Rotor
With the caliper mount out of the way you can now remove the brake rotor. Sometimes it can get stuck so you may need to tap it with a hammer or use penetrating oil to free it up. Some manufacturers use small screws to hold the rotor on as well. Clean and inspect wheel studs, replace if any are damaged. Also clean bearing hub rotor mount surface to ensure the proper mounting of the new brake rotor. Inspect the ABS sensor wheel for cracks or damage and replace as needed.
Step 7: Depressing the Brake Caliper
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Resetting Brake Caliper
To install the new brake pads you must retract the brake caliper piston. Remove the master cylinder lid or open the brake caliper bleeder screw to allow excess brake fluid to be released if necessary. Install C clamp tool and gently tighten clamp until caliper piston is fully depressed. Note: use old brake pad to protect the caliper piston. Close the bleeders once the piston is retracted completely
Step 8: Installing New Brake Rotor
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Install Brake Rotor
Install new brake rotor, the new rotor is manufactured with a protective film over the rotor to keep it from rusting, remove protective film with brake cleaner before installing; also after the brake job is complete you may experience a small amount of smoke from the rotor when first used. This is normal and will go away after the first couple of uses.
Step 9: Installing New Front Brake Pads
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Installing New Brake Pads
Reinstall the front brake caliper mount, and then install front brake pads. Make sure the pads are seated properly in the caliper mount; it must be a close fit to work properly..
Step 10: Reinstall Front Brake Caliper
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Re-Install front Bake Caliper
Reinstall front brake caliper and reinstall caliper-mounting bolts, recheck all mounts and mounting bolts. Check the caliper slides to be sure there is no bind and that the caliper moves freely back and forth on the caliper slides. Bleed brake system per manufacturer's specifications to relieve any air trapped in the system. Before driving the vehicle, push the brake pedal down and let it up slowly, repeat until normal brake pedal operation resumes, this operation is forcing the brake pads to travel to the brake rotors.

Dec 18, 2010 | 2006 Cadillac STS

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When compressing the front brake calipers do you need to relieve the pressure by releasing the bleeder valve or can you just compress piston in slowly so you won't damage the release valve on the abs?


no you dont have to open bleeder,you will not mess anything up i do it all day long, the reason for opening the bleeder is so they say you dont push debris from caliper into abs, but every time you step on the brake and release it fluid is flow in and out of abs, if you feel better by opening bleeder go ahead youll just have to bleed brakes when your done , good luck, hope this is helpful.

Nov 13, 2009 | 2005 Subaru Forester

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Occasionally after driving and stopping my right front brake caliper is slow to release,a few times it actually stayed applied and become extreamely hot. When this happen I opened the bleeder screw...


Replace the rubber brake hose on that side....they are prone to rotting on the inside and letting fluid pass through it ,but not letting it back out,causing caliper to stay hung up and making you believe caliper is sticking,and opening the bleeder lets off pressure for a little while...I have seen many unneeded calipers be replaced,and then problem is still there.Now I will almost always replace both hoses when doing a front caliper change....they get old too...Good luck..Lee

Oct 31, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Venture

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Brakes seize up and stay on after driving for a distance, especially in hot weather. They release when cooled down. Is this the master cylinder or calipers? Car is in good shape at 100 K. Garage kept all...


Jack car up, spin wheel, then apply brakes, and release and try spinning wheel again. If it doesn't spin just as easy, try cracking bleeder screw open, then try spinning wheel. If it spins easy after you crack bleeder screw, tighten bleeder back up & try same again. If same result, wheel spins when bleeder opened, then I'd replace the 2 front flex hoses that attach to calipers. If caliper doesn't release then you need to pull calipers and check if partially seized, or maybe slide pins that caliper moves on (that attach caliper to spindle) need cleaning and lube applied to allow calipers to move back & forth.

Aug 11, 2009 | 1985 Plymouth Reliant

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Left caliper locking up


Jack it up and remove the wheel. Push the brake and release it. The calipers should release. If they don't, open the bleeder. If the caliper releases as soon as you open the bleeder, replace the brake hose. If the caliper doesn't release when you open the bleeder, replace the caliper.

Apr 06, 2009 | 2001 BMW 325

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Front disc brakes


Probably a restriction in the brake line from the master cylinder to the wheel.

Most of the time brake hoses do this (collapsed hose or hose inner liner) but the restriction could be anywhere from the point your front brake pressure divides to both wheels to the caliper of the wheel. The problem is not the caliper itself because the bleeder is able to relieve the pressure.

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