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sticking front brake calipers
Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:18 PM
Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:27 PM
Posted 17 November 2006 - 03:37 AM
Posted 17 November 2006 - 10:42 AM
So.... what could cause the front calipers to stick?
If you find the calipers and all to be working as designed, high on the list is old/swollen internally, rubber brake lines.
Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:18 AM
grabbing the e-brake lever on the caliper and moving it back and forth a few times will free a sticking e-brake, a very nice thing to know since it's an easy fix in a parking lot somewhere. on an XT6 i'm almost positive this can even be done without removing the wheel.
they are super easy to rebuild. new oring around the piston and a new boot with circlip and you're done. if you haven't done one before i recommend doing them one at a time, that way you can see how the boot and circlip is installed on the second one while you reassembled the first. it's very straight forward, but nice to see exactly how it goes together if you haven't done it before. and of course grease the e-brake mechanism and the slides.
Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:17 PM
Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:05 PM
btw mines an 86' GL wagon, incase you wanted to know.
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