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Wild one

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If you can turn the wheel by hand you're good to go.There's no springs in a caliper to retract the pistons,so even after you let off the brakes there will be drag between the pads and rotor.They aren't like a drum brake where springs retract the shoes
 
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If you can turn the wheel by hand you're good to go.There's no springs in a caliper to retract the pistons,so even after you let off the brakes there will be drag between the pads and rotor.They aren't like a drum brake where springs retract the shoes
Im not a mechanic but I definately thought i should have been able to easily nail this. i missed a few clues and made it harder than needed to be. i didnt catch on that even all bled and bolted on that there should have been some movement in te slide. It was bound solid. Also i didnt question the new reman caliper. i even thought for asecond I had too thick of rotor or pad. oh well I appreciate the help and when I did the test cracking te bleeder and it trickled out proving it was the caliper and not te line....oh well simple stuff for guys that do this stuff. I wont do a brake job now for years lol
 

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Im not a mechanic but I definately thought i should have been able to easily nail this. i missed a few clues and made it harder than needed to be. i didnt catch on that even all bled and bolted on that there should have been some movement in te slide. It was bound solid. Also i didnt question the new reman caliper. i even thought for asecond I had too thick of rotor or pad. oh well I appreciate the help and when I did the test cracking te bleeder and it trickled out proving it was the caliper and not te line....oh well simple stuff for guys that do this stuff. I wont do a brake job now for years lol
Hey man we learn from obstacles, so don’t let that one issue put you down. Keep at it and live and learn… I like that most car people will help you out when need be so I try to give advice when I can with what Ive learned.
 

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I totally believe I did something wrong installing but I honestly dont understand what you mean. Mew caliper still drags a little. Im stumped.
their is 2 little nubs on the back of the inside brake pad.. Yo did not force the pads back far enough to clear this nub and then forced the caliper off the pads.. This is what causes the damage you see.. I did the same to 2 calipers before i realized what was happening.
 

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Tis the season.. early yule I’ll be doing my rear brakes soon .. hope you fixed you’res image.jpg
 

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Dude that sucks, brakes are something I don’t mess with anymore. Toyota taught me to use the service department with a Camry hybrid. What a nightmare to bleed the brakes. Be glad it didn’t fail with the kids stopping at a railroad crossing.
 
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