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Old Nov 15, 2017, 09:59 AM
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Right Rear Caliper freezing

On our 2009 Lancer RA the right rear claiper gets stuck from time to time.
I have lifted the rear and tested it and it was fine.
Then you drive and it get's stuck.

Had a (independent) shop look at it and they said the caliper and brake line needs to be replaced.

Thoughts on if this is the right diagnosis and if this really needs a replacement or if a re-built can fix this?
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Old Nov 16, 2017, 11:26 AM
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The effort to hone and reseal isn't worth the relatively low cost of just replacement.
The hose replacement is optional.


Have you tested to make sure it isn't the parking brake not releasing on the right side?
I would pull the disc/drum and inspect.
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Old Nov 16, 2017, 12:10 PM
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So here are the things I did so far:
Exchange rear pads and use tool to push caliper back.

Then pads wore through again.
Rplaced pad's seconds time.
Checked caliper goes in smoothly
Replaced "gliding bolts" that hold caliper

Jack up rear of car and turn tires.
Step on brake and turn tires..

multiple tries

It was fine most of the tries, except for one...
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Old Nov 16, 2017, 12:15 PM
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The effort to hone and reseal isn't worth the relatively low cost of just replacement.
The hose replacement is optional.


Have you tested to make sure it isn't the parking brake not releasing on the right side?
I would pull the disc/drum and inspect.
Which is a cheap option for a stock-quality caliper?
Is it worth looking at junkyeards?
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Old Nov 20, 2017, 11:10 AM
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Me? I would not get a yard part for that...
You don't know how much rust is inside or how worn...


Go to Rock Auto and get the least-expensive caliper.
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Thanks for the thought.
Makes sense
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I ended up buying a new caliper from Rock Auto, which after core return cost me something like $40.
Swapping the calipers took me a while, since i still had not unpacked my garage since we moved...
Some tools I found in the last box I unpacked.

Anyhow, new caliper is in and seems to be working fine, did a short test ride.
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