Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England UK
Re: Rear brake blocked ?!?
I've just had to do a similar job on my late 2000 LT. Rear wheel would not turn very easy.
Put lots of WD40 on the two Hex bolts and into the caliper, and then removed it.
Pulled the pads, and cleaned the exposed pistons and kept spraying with WD40. after some time I was able to push the pistons back in, and once I had all 4 back, I put a block of wood into the caliper so i could operate the brake without the pistons coming out to far. kept working very slow and it is now running free.
I'm going to get the fluids replaced very soon, and will keep a close eye on the rear brake. It has been suggested here that it may lock up again, so I'll be checking the brake for high temps and making sure the wheel spins easy.
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