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I'm using the complete brake package from an ' 85 Chyrsler in my '48.... the left front brake is draggin really bad, after sitting for a few minutes it appears to be better, then after driving (and using the barkes ) it hangs up again...............bad caliper???????? noe of the componets were rebuilt or replaced when I installed them,just were in good working condition...............I thought

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Old 06-27-2009, 04:34 PM
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Sounds like the piston is hanging up by it being just one side, probably needed a rebuild. Or the caliper could be binding up also did you have any trouble on installation. JMO . Cole
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I think Cole's probably right about the caliper, but also be sure the rubber line isn't pinched- like where it goes through those metal "hoops" that usually mount to the A-arm to keep the lines from getting hung up on anything.

I've also heard of the inner lining of those rubber lines becoming delaminated and then acting as a sort of "one-way valve", letting fluid through to the caliper but not letting it reverse as easily.
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I'm aware of the brakes hise thing , had that happen to me once.....this has new rubber lines,,and just transfered the calipers.... I know I didn't grease or lub the slides on the calipers, but. I'm thinking now..(later tonite) maybe stomp on the brake ot get it to hang up, then loosen the bleeder, see if it loosens up or not, if not , it should be the caliper ???????
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"One brake hang up" wild card

I had an unusual event this morning with my 1940 Chev tudor [ running 69 Camaro front clip]. The offside front wheel was dragging and it occured overnight. my first thought was the collapsed brake hose talked about in this and or other forums. After releasing any possible brake fluid pressure at the caliper, the wheel still would not spin freely. next a stuffed front wheel bearing was to be considered. When I removed the wheel the culprit was revealed instantly. My top caliper bolt had loosend off over time and backed out into the disc. Two good things out of a bad problem... 1 the bolt cant come all the way out as the head hits the disc rotor and 2 it strikes the rotor below the brake pad contact area.
Re tightened with some thread lock compound. Car all good again.
Chalk another strange event up to experience.
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