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    Unhappy need help stuck front calipers

    Hi guy's, i'm in need of urgent assistance. I have replaced my front discs and pads ond when i went to bolt up the road wheels i found the wheel was solid as though someone was pushing on the brake pedal, i have taken the drivers side caliper off and the piston can push in half way then starts to get real tight and then when pushed fully back with a clamp etc it's so tight it wont budge it really jammed in solid if you put a small rod into the brake hose hole you can gently tap it out again but force it back and it jams again. It also does this when the main seal is out also.
    Please help, any suggestions would be excellent, i need my car to get to work and back.
    Do i need two new calipers as both fronts seem to be doing the same.

    Thanks,
    Steven

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    Have you tried slackening off the bleed nipple to let some brake fluid out

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    Hi Thunder, yes, it still jams even when the brake hose has beed disconnected so i could look at it on the bench, it seems to slide in and out half way until it is pushed all the way back then it's solid again. I've not taken the passenger side off yet but i assume it's doing the same as it goes solid clamping the disc and wont release unless you give the caliper a tap. i have taken the main seal out of the drivers side to make it easier to put the piston in and it slide's until half way then gets tight then jams

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    mate cant help on the tech side but if you need to get a set off calipers ive got a pair as ive just upgraded to 314s and have mintexdiscs /pads/as well . khalid

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    Hi Happypostie,
    thank you very much for your offer, i'm hoping the calipers are sorted now, i took one of them in to show our plant mechanic who proceeded to remove the piston and give it a light rub with emery strip, he gave it just a tickle and retried it and it seemed fine, although by the time i got home 9hrs later it was slightly sticking again, so i gave it another little rub and also did the other caliper at the same time and all seems well now, touch wood, so i'm hoping it's finally finished although in the process i managed to break the little retaining spring that keeps the wear sensor in place and i also broke the sensor itself but thats a minor detail.

    Thanks again, though i wont count my chickens yet so i may be in touch
    unless you've sold them on in the meantime

    Cheers, Steve

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    Take the pads out one side at the time, gently press the brake pedal to push the pistons out as far as they will go with out popping out, clean the piston you can see with meths, squirt a small amount of WD40 on the piston face and press the pistons home with a g clamp / rewind tool. see if that helps...
    I know its a bit crude but, it has helped me out in the past.
    I would say that if you have repeated sticking issues you'll need to replace the callipers.
    Cheers
    John

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