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    Anyone had problems with a rear brake caliper seizing up?

    When I was out yesterday, I could smell the brakes after I parked up.
    (Only went about 5 miles)
    Checked all wheels & found driver's rear was much warmer than the rest.

    Took the wheel off today, checked linkage for handbrake, that was releasing ok.
    Took caliper off to check nothing catching brakes. It seems like the piston / mechanism inside the caliper is sticking / seizing.
    Went to the nearest dealer to ask about calipers. Exchange ones are available, but would need to be ordered in.
    Nothing can be done now until Wednesday / Thursday onwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian T View Post
    Anyone had problems with a rear brake caliper seizing up?

    When I was out yesterday, I could smell the brakes after I parked up.
    (Only went about 5 miles)
    Checked all wheels & found driver's rear was much warmer than the rest.

    Took the wheel off today, checked linkage for handbrake, that was releasing ok.
    Took caliper off to check nothing catching brakes. It seems like the piston / mechanism inside the caliper is sticking / seizing.
    Went to the nearest dealer to ask about calipers. Exchange ones are available, but would need to be ordered in.
    Nothing can be done now until Wednesday / Thursday onwards.
    yip cost about £40 to get fixed, not at a dealers though. The rear calipers just seem to seize.

    Gazza4
    Insignia VX-Line Nav CDTI 170.

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    i think 1 of mine had siezed up because it was making a grinding noise and actually making my alloys rust because it was grinding away, but i have changed my back brakes and put copper grease on my calipers

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    try to winding it back first
    you dont just push it back like the fronts

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