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Old 04-10-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
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Front brake dragging

My front driver side brake is dragging. I have regressed the guide pins and even changed the brake line. Neither change worked.

That wheel got hot today. The passenger side wheel does not get hot. I'm thinking that changing the caliper is the next step.

Any other suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Regreased, not regressed.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:23 PM   #3
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Check for restriction in the brake lines. Besides a stuck caliper a clogged line can cause the same effect. Test to see if its the caliper if you can push it back i would say it isnt the issue.
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Ok. The reason I swapped the brake line was to eliminate a bubble in the line that could be stopping fluid from releasing the caliper pistons. I figured that would be the most likely area to have an obstruction. Was that right?

I'll check the pistons to see how they are moving. Thanks.
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Oh. The brakes function great as I avoided an SUV this morning that couldn't cross a highway and completely move into a turn area of a highway median when There was another car on my tight side. I missed hitting that car by less than a foot.
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Changed the caliper. Problem solved.
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I recently had to change both my rear calipers, they are just an time replacement item after awhile.
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I have heard several people say that calipers rarely go bad. That a typical problem is a decaying brake line that leaves chunks of rubber hose in the caliper pistons preventing them from releasing fully. So, I changed the brake hose this time too.

I replaced the right rear caliper last year.
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My rear calipers were shot. Rear driver's was totally seized and the pass one was not doing much of anything. Changed them and hit the whole car with a power bleeder and it stops finally like it should.
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