[200q20v] Rear Caliper sticking?

Kneale Brownson 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:

>hey all,
>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.
>      tia,
>          John
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