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Old 07-25-2007, 05:56 PM
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brakes sticking

I've got a brake problem on a 97 neon, the caliper on the right front is sticking on, I just replaced the caliper and pads but its still sticking on, I noticed if I loosen the bleeder screw on that side the brakes release, does this sound like the rubber line is collapsed? is there any way to check it? The line looks fine, no cracks or anything in it that I can see.
Also when I took it for a test drive with the new hardware, I noticed when the brakes are applied the car pulled to the left so it seems even though the right caliper is sticking, its not grabbing any harder when I apply the brakes.

I know its not a hot rod, but I appreciate any help you guys can give me.

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Old 07-25-2007, 07:20 PM
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That swelling inside the line is common on some real old cars. Fluid can pass under pressure, but not retract. Take it off and see if it's plugged.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:37 PM
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ok so i did take it off, and as soon as i did fluid started draining out of the hard line, nothing came out with the rubber line hooked up so it looks like the rubber line is my problem.

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the easiest way to check flex lines, is to open the bleeder, with the master cyl cap off, and watch for a steady flow of fluid. if it drips for a few seconds and quits, the hose is probably plugged. the reason it pulls the opposite direction, is because that car has diagonal brakes, which means the two front brakes are not connected together. but by now you probably have the problem solved. happy motoring.
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:41 PM
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Just thought i'd update this, I replaced the flex line this morning and the car stops like a champ now .

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