NEW BRAKE LINES. PROBLEM WITH BRAND NEW CALIPER GRABBING

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  • blackboy454
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I am still confused about this home position. How do I know when these pistons are in the right position? Or are you talking about using these pistons to bleed the wheels instead of the brake pedal?

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 AT 6:31 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Its only the rear piston that needs to be moved to the home position. The pistons is what releases pressure to keep the wheels from locking. What your doing is moving the piston out of the way to get the trapped air out. Again I don't know the correct polarity to put it in the correct positioN. Also no way of telling what position its in. Only thing I can suggest is bleed it in both positions wont hurt anything. Just becareful when first driving it since you don't know what possition the piston is in.

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 AT 6:48 PM
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Well good news is i did not have to worry about jumping the pistons to home position. found this >http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146855< so i just drove the car about 100 feet or so and made sure the abs light was off when i shut the car down. then i got air out of the caliper in the rear. however i think the auto parts store may have given me the wrong caliper for the passenger side. the bleeder screw is below the line instead of above the line where all the rest are. going to be checking into it monday. thanks

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 2:07 AM
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I have never bleed the brakes with the scan tool so good find. Also if the bleeder screw isn't at the top you have the wrong side caliper on there.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:49 AM
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Its the one the moron at the parts store gave me. So im gonna go back and bitch. Wasted a whole bottle of fluid cuz they screwed up. At least its driveable. We bled some of the air out by lossening and tightening the line

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:51 AM
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Glad to hear your getting it figured out.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:56 AM
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Thats why it was the only caliper not grabbing at all. Hopefully they will exchange it no charge if not they lost all my business. Thanks again louie. Ill let you know if it gets completely resolved.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 4:01 AM
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They should exchange it keep me posted and as always your welcome anytime.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 4:06 AM
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They exchanged it without trouble, but now being as the car has been sitting a while, whenever im driving down the road. I hit the clutch for a stop sign and the engine rpms go way down to either around 400 or it quits all together. Last time I cleaned the battery terminals and it solved it. Cleaned them this time but as of right now no luck. Any help?

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 7:02 PM
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So the clutch is fully releasing a not dragging causing the engine to die?

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 7:15 PM

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