After pulling the bolts out to remove the caliper, I pulled out the slider pins and lubricated them. When ever I put the pins back in the cage, the "rubber boot part is compressible and the pins can be pulled out fairly easily. They do stick a little at the mating surface between the rubber boot of the slider pin and the cage.
When I first assemble and before I push the break pedal, the rotors will spin. However once you push the break pedal and the caliper squeezes, the rotor will not spin freely anymore until I put a C-clamp on it and compress the pistons back into the caliper.
Should the pistons on the caliper automatically retract after the break pedal is pressed or should they still stay out with light pressure holding the inside pad against the rotor?
I have tried unhooking the hydraulic fluid line to the caliper once they are locked up to see if it was something upstream of the calipers causing the problem. However, they stay locked up even with the hydraulic line unhooked and the pressure being bled off.
Thanks for the reply and any further help. I appreciate it.
Saturday, December 30th, 2006 AT 2:51 PM