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Old 05-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Seized rear brake calipers on Mustang

Greasy happened to notice the other day that my rear brake calipers and/or brakes are having an issue on the Mustang. You can see that the rotors don't have the wear lines in them from the brake pads contacting them. You could see water stains and other things that would normally be 'cleaned off' by the brake pad. My question is what are my options and how should I go about correcting the issue?

Do I just assume the calipers are effed and get new ones? Is there a way to fix what appears to be a seized caliper?

I did notice some pulsing of the brakes in the last few weeks, so I kind of figured I was about due for a brake change anyway.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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2 things could be possible. Seized up caliper piston, or caliper slides. Slides can be removed, cleaned, greased and put back together. If the piston in the caliper is seized replace the caliper and flush the brake fluid as it may have water in the system.
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Pulsing in the brake pedal indicates warped rotors.
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If the piston side of the rotor looks like it is making good contact with the pad and the outer is not, look at the caliper slides.
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Cool, thanks for the information!
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Probably a sign that you need to replace that seat cover you have.

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I saw the seat under the cover the other day and it is better off being covered.
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