STUCK BRAKE CALIPER

  • Tiny
  • Paulklee
  • 1991 OLDSMOBILE 98
  • 283,000 MILES

Replaced brake pads.
Caliper wouldn't allow wheel to fit.
Pressed brake pedal until caliper grasped rotor.
Now brake won't release.
Mounting bolt go through a sleeve that wouldn't slide. Had to use a c clamp to push them in.
Not sure I can get it back apart.
What needs to be replaced?
How do I do that?

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 AT 1:20 AM

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  • Tiny
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Replace the mounting bolts. As far as the caliper, if you had to use a c clamp. I sugest replacing the caliper and the brake hose as you have a restriction here

Roy

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 AT 1:29 AM
  • Tiny
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Is it possible to replace the rubber sleeves that the sliders operate in?
I cleaned up the bolts and the seem to be ok.
They slide in the barrels but the silver barrels are not sliding in the sleeves.

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 AT 1:34 AM
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It the larger ones that must slide freely. Remove them, clean them up and try to clean them

Roy

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 AT 2:07 AM

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