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post #1 of 8 Old 08-17-2017, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Brake caliper seized?

My front left caliper stuck and caused the brakes to get really hot. After letting it cool, I removed the caliper. Pressing the brake pedal pushed it out further, but I had a lot of trouble pushing it back in; even with the bleeder open. I finally got it to go back in far enough to put it back together.
It's working fine now. Is it good to go, or could there be some internal damage that's going to show up again.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-17-2017, 12:47 PM
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I'd recommend flushing the system. Buy a big bottle of brake fluid, and bleed all four corners, especially the left front.
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-17-2017, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Normally, I would have replaced it. Unfortunately, I was 1200 miles from home, leaving the next morning, and no parts available (small town).
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-17-2017, 02:32 PM
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Young boy, good brain

Had similar issue in the woods/jungle of Panama. Left front brake drug just enough to heat up everything including the fluid. Fluid then expanded applying brake even more. After several stops to cool enough to drive a mile or so, my 10 year old son said, "dad, don't you have some C clamps in your tool box?" We clamped off the flex part of the brake line to that wheel and continued on with three wheel braking. Just another back up idea coming to you by a 10 year old boy. By the way, that boy is now 34 years old and an active military member.
I personally would replace that caliper when I could. In the mean time, yes flush the system and get a C clamp.
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-19-2017, 01:42 AM
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Replace both front calipers when you can. Anything you do on brakes should be done on both sides of the axle.
If you do/did clamp the brake hose, replace then also.
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-19-2017, 06:27 AM
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I had an intermittent caliper problem on my right front that would smoke the brake pads. I ended up replacing both front calipers and rotors. I bled all four corners to complete the job. It wasn't a bad deal except when my parts came it rained for three days and I just couldn't wait. Working under a blue tarp in the rain was a real Jeep experience! At least the driveway is paved.

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-21-2017, 09:41 AM
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Had similar issue in the woods/jungle of Panama.
Panama City Florida?

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Why also would he need a rare as hen's teeth Dana 44 out of another TJ which will eventually lead to him swapping in a POS 8.8 because he can't find one?
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Panama City Florida?
Panama Canal Zone. Great place to wheel, just be prepared for anything and anyone. And, go with a pack of special operators.

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