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Old March 16th, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Rear brake caliper stuck / won't bleed

Using a Motive Black Label European Bleeder. Just got done bleeding the clutch, went no problem.

Moved on to the brakes, the F-driver / F-passenger / R-driver calipers all bled fine, but when I got to the R-passenger one I cracked the bleeder and...nothing. Obviously stuck caliper, but is there anything that can be done (i.e. putting suction on it) to kick off the bleeding? Or is my only option remove & replace the caliper?

It's also worth noting that you may want to put a little PB Blaster on the bleeder nipples before starting if it's been awhile, mine were stuck pretty bad.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Using a Motive Black Label European Bleeder. Just got done bleeding the clutch, went no problem.

Moved on to the brakes, the F-driver / F-passenger / R-driver calipers all bled fine, but when I got to the R-passenger one I cracked the bleeder and...nothing. Obviously stuck caliper, but is there anything that can be done (i.e. putting suction on it) to kick off the bleeding? Or is my only option remove & replace the caliper?

It's also worth noting that you may want to put a little PB Blaster on the bleeder nipples before starting if it's been awhile, mine were stuck pretty bad.
Not much help, but the calipers are easy to rebuild.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 07:42 PM
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There were some smoking deals on rockauto on reman ones. I just replaced all my calipers because of 2 stuck pots.
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False alarm...it was actually just the bleeder nipple was clogged. Of course I made a mess when I pulled it out to clean it, so had to pull apart the pads/rotors and clean them off but I'm back in business.
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