Calipers are leaking?

Tiny
STEPHEN2161
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  • 2010 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 88,000 MILES
I changed my rear brake pads, rotors and calipers after having taken it somewhere to have the pads changed, and right after the rear brakes started to remain compressed from time to time, so much so that the pads were gone in a matter of weeks. So instead of taking the easy way out and possibly getting it messed up more I just decided to do it myself, considering I have always changed my front pads and rotors on all my previous vehicles.

So, upon finishing the task I noticed first that it was that brake fluid was leaking from the driver-side rear caliper where it connects to the hose. After bleeding the brakes and not coming up with another option I took the caliper back and exchanged it. That worked. The leaking stopped but then I noticed the driver-side brake wont engage and the passenger side feels as though it won't completely release, mostly will but not completely. When I plan on re-bleeding all brakes, but if that doesn't work, is there anything else I can try before I give in and search around for a reliable mechanic.
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Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 AT 1:53 PM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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The reason this is leaking at the line is because you either have an issue with the caliper itself or you are not putting the copper washers on both sides of the line. Take a look at the attachments below and they are number 2 in the diagram.

I would suggest making sure they are installed and then replace it again if needed however, I suspect that will solve the issue. Lastly make sure it is torqued properly.

Please let us know if you have questions. Thanks
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 AT 3:24 PM

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