Question about 1984 Yamaha FJ 1100

1 Answer

How to get the front caliper apart it's sticking

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 105 Answers

Remove it from bike disassemble put a rag over calper loosen bleder valve blow air in bleeder valve piston should come out buy rebuild kit clean with scotch pad put back together MOPAR KENNY

Posted on May 22, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Front brake caliper sticking

You have two choices

Take it apart yourself & fix it
or take to a shop

You can only have a rusted caliper or
restricted flex hose.

If you never take the brakes apart once a year,
then you got a rusted mess to work on for a
couple days

Sep 20, 2013 | Jaguar Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Ford Taurus caliper sticking

If the caliper is ok, and the pads do not release, I would try the flex hose next.

Sep 01, 2012 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

I'm driving a 2000 Chrysler 300M. Had front brake pads & rotors changed 2 weeks ago. Front end has been noisy since & I suspect sticking calipers , as i was informed they did not get clean

The front calipers are not the problem...did a shop replace the pads and rotors? Or did a friend replace these parts. The Chrysler front pads and rotors are an excellent design...easy to service and replace parts...only 2 bolts hold on each caliper, and the rotor is held in place with the caliper, and wheel. My first thought was a front wheel bearing is grinding, but you should have noticed this before the brake parts change. The pads could be installed backwards second thought was you may have a loose wheel or two...retighten all 5 lug nuts by using the "star" tightening method, you may be surprised that the loose lug nuts are the only problem. Hope this helps.

Jul 12, 2012 | 2000 Chrysler 300M

1 Answer

Sticking caliper

You'll have to re-build the caliper or replace it.. If it is rebuildable, kits are cheap and pretty easy to do. Consult any old repair manual. Of course, you'll have to break the line apart, so you have to bleed them again-sigh.

Jun 27, 2012 | 1992 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Why is my front brakes bighting the disk it seems as the bike is holding back

Have you confirmed that the front brake is the actual problem? If it is, it means that the hydraulic pressure is not releasing when you let go of the lever or the caliper itself is sticking on its mount or the piston in the caliper is stuck. To check for a hydraulic condition, apply the brake hard, release it and open the bleeder; if fluid spurts out, the hydraulic pressure isn't releasing and the first item to suspect would be the rubber brake line having an internal collapse. If that test shows the hydraulic pressure is releasing, take the caliper off and press the piston in as if you were changing the brake pads. If the piston retracts smoothly, you can rule it out as the cause of the sticking. Lastly, while the caliper is out, check the sliding surfaces and make sure they're all clean. Apply some brake grease on the sliding surfaces to ensure they don't bind and reassemble. Safe riding.

Jun 27, 2011 | Honda XB9SX Lightning CityX Motorcycles

1 Answer

Just replace rear rotors and brake pads on my 2007 Ford Freestyle. took it out for a test drive to the store and it seemed fine. On the way back from the store they started making this loud scraping noise....

On an '07, it's probably not the caliper. You may just have a stone or some dirt stuck inbetween the pads and the rotor. I've seen this many times, and all it requires is to take it apart again and clean the rotors off. However, while you have it apart, check to see if everything appears to be in its proper place, because if the pads were not seated properly, one of the pads could have came loose and may be rubbing up against the rotor flange. Good luck.

May 02, 2011 | 2007 Ford Freestyle Limited

4 Answers

Front brakes sticking after a couple of miles

There are 2 causes, 1.caliper slides are in need of servicing/lube.2, caliper(s) piston(s) need to be serviced/cleaned. Recommend replacement of both calipers, if either doesn't work.

May 15, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When applying the front brake, the lever gets harder and the caliper sticks, which causes the front brake to smoke

More than likely from what you have described, the pistons need to be removed from the caliper and inspected. They will need either a thorough cleaning or replacement. Make sure you replace the seals and o rings in the caliper while you have it apart. It also probably would be a really good idea to go ahead and rebuild the master cylinder. The internals in that are probably just as old as the caliper parts.

Sep 25, 2009 | 2001 Harley Davidson FXSTB Night Train

2 Answers

Sticking rear brake caliper 2002 mondeo 1.8

Is the piston sticking in the caliper or is the caliper sticking on the outside slides preventing it from moving to the disc?

Aug 31, 2009 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus

1 Answer

Emergency brake on 92 Acura Integra sometimes sticks even when

Take the caliper apart and grease the Slide pins. There are two of them. When these get dried out it cause them to stick and not release the brake. When you pull the two halves of the caliper apart there will probably be dust in there. Clean it out and grease them up.

Jan 25, 2009 | 1992 Acura Integra Hatchback

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all 1984 Yamaha FJ 1100 Questions

1984 Yamaha FJ 1100 Logo

Related Topics:

186 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Yamaha Experts


Level 2 Expert

281 Answers

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1144 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a Yamaha Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides