Brakes are locked up - help


Old 04-26-04, 03:54 PM
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Exclamation Brakes are locked up - help

I replaced my pads and calibers on my van this weekend. The problem I
have is occassionally when I come to a stop the brakes will grab and
lock the wheels.

What I know is air can cause the calibers to freeze or lock. I though I
bled them properly. The way I bled them is I had someone apply pressure to
the brakes. Then I released the bleed valve and then shut it. I did this
until only fluid was coming out.

Any ideas what else can cause this?
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Old 04-26-04, 04:47 PM
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Air in the calipers will not cause them to lock up.A warped rotor could,when you put the new pads on if you got brake fluid,oil or grease on the pads it will cause this.If you replaced the rotors and didn't clean the new ones with brake clean it will cause this.If you used bargain pads it will cause this problem.Was the problem present before the current repair?
Old 04-26-04, 05:03 PM
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Add bad hoses or improperly installed pads to that list also.
Trying to do these things yourself doesn't ALWAYS save you money. Sometimes it will cost you more making mistakes ........

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