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Old 11-18-2011, 11:05 AM
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Sticky Front Brake

My front right brake caliper is sticking on and off. Planning on looking at it this weekend, considering just replacing the caliper. Any thing I should check specifically before I buy new front calipers?
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:08 AM
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Check the caliper and hose
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:16 AM
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Never dealt with this before, what am I looking for?
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:32 PM
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When I disconnected the line from the caliper, brake fluid started dripping immediately, and the caliper remains stuck. So I am guessing the brake line is fine, the rubber portion of the hose looks good.

Any tips for getting the stuck caliper off?
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:48 PM
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You're slide pins are stuck. Possibly rusty.
Welcome to guzzle's Front Caliper Slide Pin Upgrade Web
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:57 PM
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You're slide pins are stuck. Possibly rusty.
Welcome to guzzle's Front Caliper Slide Pin Upgrade Web
X2. Try pulling them out, cleaning the rust off if there is any, greasing them up
and putting them back in. I had to do this on my '01.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:59 PM
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And might need to replace the boot if it's torn.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:29 PM
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Thanks for the link, I'll be working on this in the morning... I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:40 PM
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Ended up just replacing the calipers this morning and finshed bleeding the system this evening... Everything feels like new!

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