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Old 06-18-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Brake Question

I just upgraded my suspension in the rear with new upper/lower control arms, prothane bushings, H&R lowering springs, new shocks/struts and everything is working great. While I had it apart, I took apart my brakes and paired the calipers. When I put it back together I added new pads and rotors.

Like I said everything is working great but now I think they're a a problem with my right rear brake. I believe that the emergency cable may be too tight as the parking brake light comes on randomly as I drive. Also, the brake is getting super hot and smoking unlike the other side. Finally, one of the expandable locating pins on the caliper bracket has seized I believe.

Two questions:

1) how can you free a seized locating pin? I lubed and tried to get it to spin and compress and it's stuck

2) can you adjust a parking brake cable? If so where is the adjustment located.


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Old 06-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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Had same problem on my rear right caliper and I had to get a whole new caliper and fixed all the problems
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I figured as much. I already ordered a set of red powder-coated OEM remanufactured calipers. They were only $59 ea and come with the carrier brackets.

Thanks for your feedback.
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GTs have a common problem with the rear locking up and you have to replace it.

Did my buddy's and his was damaged ..

Nice setup
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Thanks. I started my mods with braking and suspension. I am now ready for more power (once I install the replacement rear calipers I just ordered today).

I appreciate your input. I didn't know that was common.

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