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1992 caravan brake calipers were locking up and burning up brakes,replaced them and new pads,new calipers were locking too,replaced both rubber lines, know i have no brakes pedal goes to the floor and will not stop you.

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Keep bleeding, but you'll get it. may need to borrow a pressure bleeder.
Good luck

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1992 Suzuki sidekick has front brakes locking up after a short drive. Problem started after right front caliper piston was frozen and left front caliper slides were frozen. Replaced right front caliper and...


stop and do not drive, get a brake man, in the loop, danger !


this is cause by the MC, the master cylinder, no ABS in 92
not replacing relic calipers in pairs is dumb, sorry risking life and limb using old 20 year old calipers is not bright. a fact, not opinion.
are both caliper locking, at ONCE?
that is the key question .
reasons. (answer for BOTH clipers locking at once)
1: bad calipers ,no piston lasts for 21 years, ever. (relic)
2: the MC piston is not retraced,

#2 is caused for 2 or 3 reasons,,,,
2a; brake pedal adjusted such that the factory play behind piston rod is not zero or minus, causing the MC to lock hydraulically.
2b; the booster was changed and the PP mechanic (weak) did not
RTM , they did not adjust the new booster, calibration ring stated in the FSM.
3: if one caliper (good) locks the rubber flex line is breaking down
inside and is clogged. 21 year old lines are not good to trust.
not life and limb or mine when you hit me...
that too, is fact.

the guide pins must be free, and antisieze lubed or with special
99cent OTC brake grease (very high temp rated,) ask.
the pistons rust. DOT3/4 is hygroscopic and will rust in 21 years.
not a guess. fact.
One other point, 21 year old caliper seals will no longer have
stiction, they fail to retract the piston and the pad drag. wasting fuel and pads. new seals. better, newly rebuilt Raybestos calipers
will make them safe.
fixing brakes in a serial fashion is asking for trouble.
do not cheap out on brakes.

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all dodge caravans from 2002 through 2011 have known problems with sticking calipers. if you google caravan brake problems you will see all the complaints. there are TBI's and recalls on them. I have a 2005 dodge caravan in my garage with all 4 calipers locked up. It is a good idea to replace the brake pads with the best ones and new rotors to

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I have a 2000 chevy silverado, the front left brakes keep getting stuck and i just change caliper for the second time so i know its not that.


It may be a bad rubber brake line that connects to that caliper, preventing brake fluid from exiting the caliper. Older rubber brake lines can collapse internally and prevent fluid passing through. If the rubber feels spongy, it needs replacing.

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I have a dodge ram 250 van 1987, front brakes are locking up by themselves , not touching the pedal,, when moving until the van stops completely ,, not able to move because front wheel are locked or when...


Most often that condition is caused by the rubber hoses that connect the caliper to the "hard" brake lines at the chassis. The hose may appear good but internally it collapses and prevents pressure from releasing. After correcting the problem be sure to replace the front pads as likely they are burned. If the pedal pulsates replace the front rotors as well, or, if they are still in relatively good shape, have them re-surfaced.

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Put new brake pads on, now brakes were smoking. Sticking caliper?


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Smells like brakes are burning


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How to change rear brake pads on my 1992 mr2 gt


Parts needed...
Metric socket set.
Large standard screwdriver and or small pry bar
never-seize lubricant
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Dead blow hammer
Synthetic brake grease
Aerasol brake cleaner
Rubber gloves / safety glasses / facemask
remove the 14mm bolt from the lower caliper slide.
If the bolt will not turn with moderate force applied STOP! and take it to a garage to be dealt with as you are not equipped to remove a broken bolt. Heat will be required to remove it that only an oxy / acetylene rig can provide. 
if the bolt comes free proceed as follows. 
Remove bolt 
Insert prying tool between lower lip of caliper and rotor. 
Pry the caliper up. It will  pivot on the other caliper slide and swing upwards allowing you to access the brake pads in the caliper mount. 
Remove the old pads one at a time by prying them away from the rotor face with a prying tool. 
Match each pad as it is removed with its corresponding replacement and insert. The pads are seated in metal clips and may require multiple attempts and mild force to install. You can use the handle of you hammer to tap them into place. 
Once the pads are installed you can continue with retracting the piston on the calipers. 
Using the piston cube or the pliers, rotate the caliper piston clockwise to retract it into the caliper again. This will take a while especially if you have pliers to work with. If the piston refuses to turn you will need to replace the caliper. This is best left to a garage that is familiar with bleeding ABS systems. Reinstall the old pads and  the caliper and take it to a service center.
Once the piston is retracted into the caliper you can remove the caliper from its guide pin. 
Slide the caliper away from you to remove it from the upper guide pin. 
lubricate the pin with synthetic grease and reinstall the caliper on the guide pin sliding it towards you as far as it will go to re-seat the rubber dust boot. 
Then rotate the caliper down over the new pads. 
Apply never-seize to the threads of the bolt and reinstall it. 
Apply moderate force when installing as excessive force will snap the bolt. 
Once finished clean the entire assembly with brake clean to remove any grease or dust that may have accumulated. 

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