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You might replace your rubber brake lines first (archive)

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Posted by Josh on December 23, 1999 at 13:24:12:

In Reply to: Caliper rebuild in time 4 Xmas posted by Brad on December 22, 1999 at 19:08:22:

: Was planning on driving home for Xmas, when Mon. a front caliper locked on. I suspect corrosion in caliper piston wall.


The rubber brake hoses degrade internally and prevent the brake fluid from fully draining from the caliper. Thus, the caliper becomes locked on. Replace these lines before you do anything. It's a 10min repair and much easier than re-doing the brakes. If it turns out to be something wrong with the caliper itself, you probably needed new brake lines anyway.

'72 BMW 2002tii
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