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Old 11-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Stuck Rear Brake?

Before going to buy a new caliper, a stuck brake might be an inexpensive and an easy fix as I have just experienced.

I thought I had a stuck caliper. Instead my only problem was one rusty caliper mounting bolt. The two mounting bolts must move back and forth to allow the caliper to function properly. The rusty caliper bolt has a rubber boot that protects the brake grease. That boot failed and the bolt eventually rusted which prevented correct caliper functioning.

Just wanted to post a note so my Mustang Family can spend money on cool mods rather than unneeded calipers. You would still have the problem if you only change out calipers.

BTW, replace both bolts and both rubber boots and use the high temperature brake grease to complete the job correctly.
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Before going to buy a new caliper, a stuck brake might be an inexpensive and an easy fix as I have just experienced. I thought I had a stuck caliper. Instead my only problem was one rusty caliper mounting bolt. The two mounting bolts must move back and forth to allow the caliper to function properly. The rusty caliper bolt has a rubber boot that protects the brake grease. That boot failed and the bolt eventually rusted which prevented correct caliper functioning. Just wanted to post a note so my Mustang Family can spend money on cool mods rather than unneeded calipers. You would still have the problem if you only change out calipers. BTW, replace both bolts and both rubber boots and use the high temperature brake grease to complete the job correctly.
So you replaced the hardware ?
Same thing happened to my friend
Did everything work out okay?

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So you replaced the hardware ? Same thing happened to my friend Did everything work out okay?
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This also happened to me a few weeks back, one of the pistons in the caliper bracket was frozen up, and also when I bought new calipers the spring for the e-brake was not functioning correctly and would not release the brake, so I took the spring for the e brake off the old caliper and put it on the new caliper.
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Everything is great.

Last week I noticed my fuel mileage was about 2 mpg less than normal and was actually 4 mpg less than I expected because I had driven mostly highway miles. When I arrived home wednesday evening and stepped out of my car I smelled brake pads. I felt the driver back wheel and found it hot. I thought I had a bad caliper, but the only problem was the rusted bolt. Turned out to be an easy fix. My Stang runs smooth again.

I didn't think about taking pics. The two bolts I'm talking about are the only two bolts on the caliper.
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Hmm pics definitely would be nice but I get it I guess where'd you get the new bolts and rubber boots?
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Hmm pics definitely would be nice but I get it I guess where'd you get the new bolts and rubber boots?
Any local parts store sells those parts. They are called your Caliper Slide Bolt/Pin. The hardware kit or pin boot kit will generally contain your caliper clips and pin boots. Local parts store will have your high temp ceramic brake lube for your shim plates, ears and slide pins. Anytime you pull your pads its always good to hit those pins with brake parts cleaner and a scotch brite pad and then lube them back up.
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Before going to buy a new caliper, a stuck brake might be an inexpensive and an easy fix as I have just experienced.

I thought I had a stuck caliper. Instead my only problem was one rusty caliper mounting bolt. The two mounting bolts must move back and forth to allow the caliper to function properly. The rusty caliper bolt has a rubber boot that protects the brake grease. That boot failed and the bolt eventually rusted which prevented correct caliper functioning.

Just wanted to post a note so my Mustang Family can spend money on cool mods rather than unneeded calipers. You would still have the problem if you only change out calipers.

So can we all sit down to our computers and the next round of calipers are on you?

Thanks....

BTW, replace both bolts and both rubber boots and use the high temperature brake grease to complete the job correctly.
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