2003 Mini Cooper Rear brake binding

Tiny
GLYNN
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  • 2003 MINI COOPER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 58,000 MILES
The rear brakes are binding on my Mini Cooper - with the offside one being considerably worse than the nearside one.

The offside runs very hot if I drive it for more than a couple of miles - and it is definietly a brake problem (i.E. Not a wheel bearing fault). I've replaced the pads, discs, the caliper and the flexible hose from the caliper on the rear offside - but the brake still binds. I've also backed off the handbrake (a lot) but this hasn't fixed the problem either.

Any suggestions?
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 10:43 AM

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Tiny
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Did you replace both calipers or just the one that is getting hot? It could be a case of the opposite one not working instead of that one sticking
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 10:51 AM

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