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Old 05-10-2004, 10:28 PM
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my front disc brakes stick for a couple seconds when i step on the brake and once when i was coming to a stop at the bottom of a hill and there was a truck in front of me i almost didnt stop because of this it wouldnt grab ne more and its kind of hard to pump ur brakes when they are sticking. HOW WOULD I FIX THIS I HAVE AN IDEA BUT IM NOT SURE? I KNOW IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE PINS IN THE CALIPER BECAUSE I HAVE WORKED ON BRAKES AT SCHOOL AND HAD TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. MY STEPS WHERE TO TAKE CALIPER OFF DISC TAKE OUT PINS AND CLEAN THEM AND CLEAN THE INSIDE WHERE THE PINS WENT AND THEN GREASE THEM UP AND SLIDE THEN IN. IS THIS CORRECT?

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Old 05-12-2004, 11:01 AM
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Are the calipers not floating or is there a restiction in the line? How bout a bad master cylinder or porprtioning valve?
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Old 05-12-2004, 01:30 PM
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GOOD MASTER CYLINDER, NO RESTRICTION IN THE LINES,AND I DONT THINK ITS THE PORPORTIONING VALVE. THE CAR SAT IN ONE SPOT FOR 2 YEARS UNTIL RECENTLY WHEN I BOUGHT IT. IT MIGHT BE THAT RUBBER RING AROUND THE VALVE THAT PULLS THE CALIPER BACK IN I DONT KNOW IM PROLLY JUST GOING TO DO THE EASY STEP FIRST THE CALIPER PIN! IF THAT DOESNT FIX IT THEM IM JUST GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE IT ALL APART THEN THANX FOR YOUR HELP THO
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If the car has been sitting, I would suspect that the calipers are seizing. Another possibility, is the the rubber flex hoses are deteriorated and not allowing the fluid to flow evenly. Junk in the lines will also cause this, but since you have bled them (you said they were clean), this can't be the problem.
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I just put pads on front of my truck. I took off calipers and used a large clamp to push back the caliper pistons to be able to fit the pads in without having to bleed the brakes. The brake was hard to push before but I believe that was because they are not power. Now they are really hard to push ; like they only go down about a quarter inch. Is this because I didnt remove the cover on the master cylinder? Did the pressure maybe ruin the master? Is this sticking pistons?
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Give your brake pads a chance to wear into the used calipers, it should get better. You did nothing wrong.
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