[200q20v] Rear Caliper sticking?
knotnook at traverse.com
Sat Oct 14 10:25:31 EDT 2000
Sounds like the problem I finally fixed last month with new rear rotors,
calipers and pads on both sides. Previously I'd replaced the brake fluid,
disconnected and "exercised" both e-brake lever arms and demounted the
calipers to be certain the guide pins moved freely and check the pin and
piston boots. I'm certain the inner e-brake lever bits are corroded from
the PO's failure to flush the fluid routinely, but I've not had a chance to
tear the old calipers apart. I plan to do that and then rebuild them for
future replacements. Others posting here have suggested an annual flushing
and a rebuild every few years will prevent future similar experiences.
At 04:50 AM 10/14/2000 +0000, -J J- wrote:
>i have a bit of a problem. It seems that my left rear brake caliper is
>sticking, or something is wrong with it.
>When I got home today, I walked past the wheel, and I felt a bunch of heat
>coming out.. I thought I might have been stupid and driven with the
>parking brake on (though I figured I would notice the brake light
>on..) so I dismissed it as driver error. I drove it later this evening,
>and when i got out, it was hot again!
>Any ideas on what is wrong? BTW, the dealer did some minor adjustments on
>the parking brake recently, and also replaced the bomb. Anything they
>might have done wrong? I don't suspect this though, because this was two
>ro three weeks ago.
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