I WAS PUTTING MY SNOW TIRES ON THE OTHER DAY AND...

  • Tiny
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  • 1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300SE
  • 185,000 MILES

I was putting my snow tires on the other day and had my emergency brake on while changing the tires. After changing the tires I was going to go for a spin but it seems the Passenger front brake is still engaged. I took the tires off and the brake pads are pressed against the rotor so it barely will spin. Any suggestions for me on how to get the caliper to release the pads around the rotor? (Yes I let off the emergency brake lever)

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 AT 12:50 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Check the brake hose for collapsing

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 AT 1:17 AM
  • Tiny
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U need to use a screw driver to pry the piston back in.U put it in the hole in the caliper and pry the piston in. The caliper will loosen up. Then u can remove the caliper with a torx socket. Then use a c clamp or a large adjustable channel lock plyires to push the piston in if is hard to push in. The caliper needs to be replaced.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 AT 2:28 AM

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