Brake Pad Sticking


I have a 1997.5 Nissan Altima Limited Edition. I have just replaced the front brake pads on both sides of the car. When I depress the brakes the brake pads stick to rotor on the drivers side. I took them off and cleened and greesed up the pins and it still is sticking. I have noticed that the brake pads don't snap in snugly. They sit very loose in the brake pad housing clips. Just need to know how to make this stop so I don't keep wasting rotors and brake pads. Thanks, djkwicky

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Sunday, March 18th, 2007 AT 9:13 PM

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I would mount the caliper with out the pads and using my hand make sure it slides freely back and forth.
If it does this freely I would suspect a collapsing brake hose or the caliper pistons are not releasing. Jack the car up.
Put it on jack stands.
Apply the brakes.
Try and spin the wheels by hand to see if the brakes release.
If not crack the bleeder valve open for a split second to release the pressure. If the wheel now spins the hose is bad or there is some other restriction in the brake lines that is holding pressure.
If the wheel does not spin the calipers should be either rebuilt or replaced.

**************Do this in pairs.**************

Good luck and let us know. :)

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Sunday, March 18th, 2007 AT 11:07 PM

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