Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kokomo, IN, USA
Re: New front brake pads, dragging on calibers
I changed front pads and when I was pushing the pistons in, the left side was really hard. When I put the new pads on, they got noticeably hot. What I found was that the left hose had collapsed and essentially blocked fluid flow. When I applied the hand lever, the pressure of the brake fluid was enough to apply the pistons a little, but the pistons themselves could not force fluid back up to the master cylinder, and just stayed on.Check the hoses and see if they are soft. I had 60K and couldn't not believe, even with regular fluid changes, how quickly the hoses deteriorated.
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