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Help quick! Seized caliper?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by burtonboards32, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    burtonboards32

    burtonboards32 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am changing out the front pads on my 06 taco and passenger side is quick and easy but driver side I cannot push one piston in to install new pad. Sound like a seized caliper?
     
  2. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    brians05taco

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    try opening your brake resovouir
     
  3. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Unfortunately it does. Have you tried opening the bleeder to see if that helps? I know you might have to bleed the system afterwards, but thats better than buying a new caliper. I've never had trouble with 1 piston getting stuck. What are you using to compress it? A prybar?
     
  4. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    i use a big pair of channel lock pliers when changing mine and use the ole pads so not to damage the piston. works for me
     
  5. Oct 24, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    burtonboards32

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    Well I took the caliper off and used old pad and c-clamp to lusk it back in. Put caliper back on and put new pad in then had someone push pedal and it work how it should. I guess I'll just keep an eye on caliper and hope it doesn't go bad
     
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