My brakes are stuck together

Tiny
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  • 1997 GMC SUBURBAN
I was changing the breaks my kids pressed the break and now theyre stuck together how can I unstuck them?
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 8:35 PM

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Tiny
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Open the bleeder and use a screw driver to pry them open. NOTE: Make sure the piston is not leaking as a result of over extension.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 8:40 PM
Tiny
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HOW DO I DO THAT AND IT IS LEAKING A LITTLE I TRIED TAKING OFF THE CABLE THATS ATTACHED TO THE BRAKE PADS BUT ITS STUCK ON THERE TIGHT.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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Never mind I tried bleeding them but I cant the screw is too worn out cant bleed it
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 9:41 PM
Tiny
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Where is it leaking from? Also, spray penetrating oil on the threads and let it sit for an hour or so. Tap it with a screwdriver, spray it again, and then try to remove.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 11:19 PM
Tiny
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Its leaking from the piston. I put some wd40 on the caliper screw to try to take it off to bleed it but its too worn out I cant take it off I think I need a new caliper.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 12:09 AM
Tiny
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The piston can be replaced if you open the bleeder. See if you can get it loose with vice grips and replace the bleeder. KEEP IN MIND, the bleeder can break.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 12:13 AM
Tiny
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I tried that but the grips just spin and the screw don't and the whole part looks really old and rusted like its never been replaced
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 12:18 AM
Tiny
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If that is the case, then you should replace the caliper. Are you able to get the rubber brake hose off? Do me a favor, check the rubber hose to make sure it is good.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 12:30 AM
Tiny
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The rubber brake hose really tight on there im going to give it another try tommorow because of the weather. The hose looks like its kinda getting outdated then again the truck has 224k miles. Will the brakes come out after I take it off?
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 12:37 AM
Tiny
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Once you open the hydraulic system, there will no longer be pressure on the pads. If you try now, you may be able to get them in. Take a flat screwdriver and see if you can slowly pry them back in. Try to guide the piston so it goes back in.

Let me know. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I'll be around later in the evening. I don't know if you are working on it. Regardless, have a great Thanksgiving and I will be around till late tonight if you have questions.

Joe
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 12:43 AM
Tiny
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I fixt it just got a clamp and forced it back easy
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Sunday, November 27th, 2011 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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Great! Glad you got it taken care of. Let us know if you have questions in the future.

Joe
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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 4:39 AM

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