Frozen Caliper

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Frozen Caliper

1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4WD 6 CYL.

Just went to replace pads and rotors and found the passenger side caliper frozen, pad fried !. Anyway never messed with calipers before but am on my way to pick one up. Looking for advice on installing. Looks like one nut on back. Will I lose alot of fluid when I open? Any advice on bleeding is appreciated have not done in years.

What about torque on brake line nut?

Hope there are some answers when I get back

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Old 05-08-07, 05:03 PM
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It should be pretty easy.

Remove brake line into caliper (fluid won't spray out, but just leak a bit)


Remove the two smaller bolts that hold the caliper onto the bracket.

Remove caliper


Install new caliper onto Rotor

Reattach brake line

Bleed system starting from furthest wheel away (back right, back left, front right, front left)

You will need two people for bleeding unless you purchase a One Man bleeder kit.

Have plenty of fluid on hand. Crack bleed screw on caliper, depress brake slowly, repeatably untill no air is coming out of line. Move onto next side.

Make sure the brake reservoir is NEVER empty. If it empties while bleeding, you just introdiced more air into the system.
 
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Old 05-08-07, 06:17 PM
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offhand I don;t know if the hose screws into the caliper or if there is a banjo bolt ( a fluid fitting that has a hollow bolt that goes through it to allow fluid to pass through) but since you are a novice and probably not as fast as a seasoned pro, I would find a way to seal the end of the hose to prevent the fluid from running out of the hose.

It will continue to run out until the master cylinder runs dry which if you have anti-lock brakes, that can be bad news.
 
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Hey guys, thanks for the info. New caliper on, bled system, brakes working well.
 
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Old 05-08-07, 08:14 PM
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Awesome! It always feels good when you can fix problems yourself and not pay someone else.

Stop by anytime you want to tackle another project!
 
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