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Seized Brake Caliper Ve sv6 commodore 2010 model

HedgemasterMatty

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Hi everyone,
I recently got my brakes fixed by a tyre shop that does brake repair. After replacing the discs and pads I found d the brakes were sticking. Returned it to shop and they now tell.me my brake calipers have seized. How can I rectify this issue??
 

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Need to remove the caliper, dismantle clean and replace the seals if the pistons have become corroded on the hardened surface they will need replacing as well.
 

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Need to remove the caliper, dismantle clean and replace the seals if the pistons have become corroded on the hardened surface they will need replacing as well.
Thanks mate,
Wish I knew how to dismantle the calipers. Calipers were fine before Tyrepower did the brake repair.
 

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Thanks mate,
Wish I knew how to dismantle the calipers. Calipers were fine before Tyrepower did the brake repair.
I just rebuilt my rears. It's fairly straight forward just need basic tools and a compressor.
 

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undo the 12mm bolts they screw into the slide pins and hang the caliper with a bit of wire to the spring , twist the slide pins that will tell you if there seized
and another thing ve pads have inner piston side and outer these have two protrusions in the aches of the caliper
 

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undo the 12mm bolts they screw into the slide pins and hang the caliper with a bit of wire to the spring , twist the slide pins that will tell you if there seized
and another thing ve pads have inner piston side and outer these have two protrusions in the aches of the caliper
Mech should have done this when replacing the pads and rotors. Surely they didn't just wack pads in and not grease and inspect the calipers. Although they should have really picked up on the sticky pistons if they were a problem when they did the repairs.
 

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Mech should have done this when replacing the pads and rotors. Surely they didn't just wack pads in and not grease and inspect the calipers. Although they should have really picked up on the sticky pistons if they were a problem when they did the repairs.
I noticed the front right was stinking after use of car, days after repair. Took it back and after 1 hour on the host they told me ute was not driveable and wanted a further $200/caliper to recondition. Wish they told me they were sticking before I drove it. May have damaged the new rotor
 

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Mech should have done this when replacing the pads and rotors. Surely they didn't just wack pads in and not grease and inspect the calipers. Although they should have really picked up on the sticky pistons if they were a problem when they did the repairs.[/QUOTE
you would think so, could be a lot of reason why he missed it
 
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Buying a caliper kit tomorrow so hopefully this will fix the issues.
 

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Stick, are you saying the slides never need greasing on the VE??
 
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