GQ Front brakes sticking

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 16:01
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Hi All
I have replaced The front pads and cleaned the calliper slides but my front brakes are sticking. It does not do it all the time and is only the front. I topped up the fluid with some that was a slightly different colour to what was in there. Could this be the problem . A mate said to flush the system out. Would this help?

Steve
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Reply By: Dunaruna - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 16:25

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 16:25
When you fitted the new pads did the pistons go back easily?

The caliper pins should be a very light interference fit, in other words, they should move easily. Do they? After cleaning them I give them a light smear of rubber grease.

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Follow Up By: Member - steve H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 17:01

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 17:01
How easy is easy. I could not push them bach with miy fingers so i used a clamp. The slides seemed jammed so i cleaned them up and greased them. What concernes me is that it is only the front and not the back brakes and the change in fluids have not yet reached the back yet.

Steve
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Reply By: Nav 8 - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 17:39

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 17:39
Don`t think the fluid would be your problem mate. If the calliper outrigger is sliding free the problem would be in either the calliper pistons semi sized, or a problem with the master cylinder. The pistons should be able to be gently pressed in with a G clamp with the bleeder open and move freely out when refitted and the brake applied gently. Regards Nav.
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:03

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:03
G'day there Steve, It's your brakes mate & they can be the difference between life & death.
Forget your well intended mate, take your vehicle to a mob that knows what they are doing & have the problem fixed in a manner that looks after yours & all other road users safety. No offence, just my opinion, cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - steve H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:53

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:53
Barry
Point taken. If it is not an easy solution that is what will happen on Monday or Tuesday. I totaly agree , The middle pedal is the most important part of the vehicle

Steve
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