Drivers side breaks lock up

Tiny
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  • 1995 HONDA ACCORD
  • 190,000 MILES

My drivers side break keep locking up. It's only my drivers side break that lock up. I've replaced the caliper already. I don't know what to do at this point. The car does have ABS.

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 1:59 PM

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Tiny
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Check to see if your hose leading to the brake caliper is collapsed. It may not be letting fluid go back after a brake application.

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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I'm pretty sure the hose isn't collapsed since brake fluid goes through it fine.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 3:06 AM
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The collapse on teh inside wher eyou can't see them and they will go through when pressure is applied but not when it is released

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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Okay so should I just but a new break hose? Also would you mind giving instructions on how to properly change it?

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 1:33 PM
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Make sure your caliper isn't frozen on either side then if you replace it it's just a bolt in operation. You need to bleed the brake system after replaceing though and you cnafind that here under repairs.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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By frozen what do you mean?

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 1:36 PM
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The piston won't move in the caliper and one side of the brake pads will be worn more than the other side.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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Yeah the inner side was worn more both times.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 1:47 PM
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The slider bolts are stuck or frozen. This would not allow the caliper to move freely and wear the pads more on the inner side.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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So replace the slider bolts or just lube them up?

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 2:09 PM
Tiny
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Replace and lube them as well as doing a brake job on this.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 2:10 PM
Tiny
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Okay. Are there instructions on replacing the slider bolts on here too?
Just to make sure, the things I'm changing are: slider bolts, break pads, and break hose.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 2:12 PM
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After reinstalling the sliders bolts, don't put the pads in first. Install the caliper and ensure it is sliding in and out easily.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 2:13 PM
Tiny
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Okay! The instructions are on te site right?

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 2:15 PM
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While replacing the caliper, you would have removed the slider bolts, at least the lower ones so it is not going to be any problem.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 2:22 PM
Tiny
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Oh okay. Thought there might have been some special instruction. I've already replaced the caliper, so when I get off work I'm going to replace the bolts and the hose and I'll let you know how everything goes!

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 2:32 PM

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