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shakeup 4/16/2013

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 8 Cyl 4.8L


why does my new brake calliper not release?

I replaced the brake calliper now it will not release when you take foot off pedal in fact you can smell brake lining.........

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Jimm 4/21/2013

Usually, the cause is contaminated brake fluid. Exchange the brake fluid in the system for new fluid - then bleed the system thoroughly. There may also be a collapsed or restricted flexible brake hose at the caliper. You may have to replace the flexible brake hoses at the calipers (as the hoses are always replaced in pairs) - then drain and bleed the system using the new fluid.
For the replacement parts, try the many on-line parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com - to list only two. For example, they (RockAuto) list the flexible brake hydraulic hose from around $7.00 each for your vehicle.


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