REAR BRAKE BINDING

2003 Mini Cooper

Tiny

glynn

January, 7, 2009 AT 10:43 AM

Brakes problem
2003 Mini Cooper 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 58000 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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1 Answer

Tiny

Jack42

January, 8, 2009 AT 10:51 AM

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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