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What do I do if my brakes pads and calibers (front) have been replaced and my brakes are still sticking?

I suspect that someone put power steering fluid in my brakes and I've bleed all lines and installed new calibers and pads. Now my brakes are sticking and causing my truck to move very slow. 97 Chev pickup, I need help on fixing my brakes due to the calibers sticking after I've just replaced them a day ago. I can't drive without the brakes sticking and causing the truck to move slowly.

Asked By: Ron Rogers - 12/27/2008
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brake fluid for brakes not power steering fluid.ok your calibers are hanging up 2 things. 1-when you got the brake job done they did not grease the slides on the calibers. 2-your calibers are gone.email me if you need more
Answered By: "sexy Liano" - 12/27/2008
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Disc brakes naturaully drag a bit. They need to be in contact, to have a clean braking surface. Take a front wheel off. If you can turn the wheel fairly easy with your hand, they're okay. Some vehicles have drum brakes on the rear, & then can "hang up".
Answered By: Rex K - 12/27/2008
 
Well could be the master? Don't think it's a brake hoses. One side yes,but 2 don't think so. Jack up front of car so both wheels are off ground.Find the brake on the master the Controls the front brakes. Have someone hit the brakes,see if they are sticking.If so loosen the brake line at the master,just a little..If the... More
Answered By: clutch53crs - 12/27/2008
 
Also check for internal collapse in the flexible brake hoses to the calibers. This could cause a caliber not to release.
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Answered By: stush30@verizon.net - 12/27/2008
 
I believe that your front brake hoses are stopped up. The hole that goes through them is only about one eighth an inch in diameter and if someone put the wrong fluid in there then the rubber inside them will swell,causing them to act like a one way valve.Fluid will go in under high pressure put will not release,... More
Answered By: Stretch - 12/27/2008
 
Did you thoroughly flush the brake system BEFORE the new calipers were installed? Often times, a petroleum based fluid added to the brake system will cause the seals to expand and hang in the bores... More
Answered By: LeAnne - 12/27/2008
 
You have not correctly bled the brakes and you have air in the system. That is your problem.
Answered By: tronary - 12/27/2008
 
This is very easy, the system is contaminated and all rubber seals have swelled up. Replace every component on the brake system that contains rubber. Calipers, not calibers, hoses, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, prop valve, and have the system pressure bled.
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Answered By: Dr. Car Guy - 12/27/2008
 
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