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Old 09-02-2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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Brake problem

I have a 97 and have a 4 inch lift on it so I had to extend the brake lines. Recently I have been having problems with the front drivers side brake dragging and not releasing I don't believe it is the caliper. This weekends project is new master cylinder. Anyone had similar problem?? Do you think it is master cylinder or the booster behind it?

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Old 09-02-2010, 06:42 AM   #2
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Sounds more like a caliper or the caliper piston. Have you taken them off lately to see how easy or hard it is to push the piston back in??? If it takes some force to make the piston slide back in, in-order to put the pads back on, then caliper piston is the issue and usually easier to replace the caliper.

I would start there, before tearing into the master cylinder.

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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All that I have heard is that calipers when they go bad won't release. If it sits for 45 min they are not dragging till u pump them up a couple of times.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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Not everyone's problem will be the same. It still sounds like the caliper to me as well.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:30 AM   #6
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Like I said start with the easy part first, check the Calipers.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:49 AM   #7
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A caliper is not only easier to change but it is also a hell of alot cheaper than doing a master. When I installed my stainless front brake lines the calipers were fine, no problems at all, put them back together, bled them then went for a test run. All of a sudden the LS caliper starts to seize ever so slightly WTF? Turns out the piston had a slight bit of dirt/rust on it and when I pushed in the piston to put on the new pads it went into the bore and will not come out smoothly, the rust/dirt scrape the smooth machined bore. So do your caliper before deciding on the worst possible case scenario off the hop.
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So, how'd it turn out? What was the problem?

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