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Question Replacing caliper, how would you do it?

Ok so my left rear caliper on my truck started acting up (sticking piston) so I decided to replace it, is there anything I should know about these trucks? 08+ I haven't done a caliper replacement on a newer truck before, I've done a couple on older cars sure but nothing this new. I hear horror stories about air getting into ABS systems, damaged lines after pinching them shut etc etc. I planned on pinching off the rubber line, filling the new caliper with fresh fluid, put the new caliper on, crack the bleeder, release the pinched hose and have someone gently step on the brake to get the air out. Does that sound ok to you guys? Thanks in advance!

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I changed my front left caliper but I didnt do any hose pinching. I just removed the old one, installed the new one, then switched the line off the old onto the new and bled the entire system. Winner winner chicken dinner


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Install the new caliper, swap the line over with new crush washers. Crack the bleeder and let it sit until you get fluid out of the bleeder. The get someone to help you proper bleed the brakes.

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i would recomend changing both sides at the same time.

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I did not change both sides and have had no problems. If it aint broke, dont fix it.


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I did not change both sides and have had no problems. If it aint broke, dont fix it.
I changed my passenger side rear caliper only, 9000km later the driverside caliper falls into peices..

It was just very un-convenient for me, next time they get replaced in pairs.

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