Driver's side brake caliber stuck on the way to work, no tools, what should I do? - Page 2 -
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post #16 of 21 Old 06-21-2010, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by michaelbarry View Post
I think you'll need more luck on not getting in trouble over that than you will on getting the brakes fixed. Good luck!
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post #17 of 21 Old 06-21-2010, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Que89YJ View Post
If you drive it your calipper maybe the worst of your problems. I dont know how bad they are stuck but you generate a bunch of heat when you brake. Driving against that much friction if the calipers are stuck full on could give you more than heat it could give you flame. Get a bunch of water if you aere thinking about driving it home. Stop and quech it. If its stuck full on though I wouldnt risk it.
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post #18 of 21 Old 06-21-2010, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Crawled it back home after work. Was barely on the brakes let the gears/engine do most the stopping. The caliber did not stick, nor get hot.

So I was able to swing by the pool, go swimming and take the kids home in their infamous Jeep wife agro!

Removed the tires and drum and cleaned the rears and bled. Will do the fronts tomorrow, I ran out of daylight. Will take another car to work tomorrow and let the jeep sit in the garage...

oh how I love mud.....
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-21-2010, 09:47 PM
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rubber brake lines are a common issue for caliper lock up. interior lining of the hose from the frame to the caliper fails and causes a one way flap allowing fluid to the caliper but not to return to the master. make sure your not replacing calipers for nothing.
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post #20 of 21 Old 06-21-2010, 10:02 PM
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Sounds like the dreaded "mudhole hangover"
It will do it again. Keep an eye on the pads when you take it apart, sometimes so much heat can delaminate the pad from its backing. Its probably just bad calipers. Even if only one has done it, I would change both. I also never change a caliper without changing the rubber flex lines as mentioned. NEVER USE WATER ON A HOT ROTOR OR CALIPER!
Hope you get her fixed and figured out, without getting "caught"
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post #21 of 21 Old 06-21-2010, 10:33 PM
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I had to drive a SRT Neon 45 miles with a stuck caliper. I used the paking brake when I could but when I used the brakes it froze up and I had to wait until it cooled to get it to release. I carries a gallon jug and I quenched it when I had no other choise. The were drilled and slotted rotors. The got hotter than ..... I swore I'd never do it again.
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