Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Blairsville, GA, USA
Rear Brake Question
When riding yesterday, I noticed my rear brake pedal depressed further than normal, pumped it one time and had a full pedal, more than normal. The rear brakes then didn't release very well to the point you could tell that they were applied a bit. Anyway, the question is, any ideas on what could cause this? I did pull the rear caliper and after pumping the brakes I couldn't get the pistons on one side (inboard) to go back into the caliper. I opened the bleed screw and they went right back in with no problem. I flushed the system (it was dirty) and put it all back together. Didn't drive it, but I did pump the brakes, still acts the same sitting still. Also, the brake pads are almost completely gone, but I don't really see why that would cause this issue. Seems like the brake pressure is not releasing. Could the master cylinder cause this or something else? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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