Left front brake caliper is hanging up / dragging the pads

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Re: Left front brake caliper is hanging up / dragging the pa

Post by RoughDiamond » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:29 am

After reading this thread, my first thought was "non-sliding pads". The aftermarket parts typically need a bit of massaging to get an OE fit and finish. The rattle clip hardware usually supplied in the semi-loaded calipers aren't usually awe-inspiring and unless you run with an OE supplier pad like Advics or Mintex, the stamped steel backing plate typically don't have an optimal shape and get stuck in the caliper bracket. Throw in some thicker than normal hardware and you've got yourself a stuck pad.

On top of ensuring all bases are covered, you did follow the factory bleeding order after opening the system, yes?
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Re: Left front brake caliper is hanging up / dragging the pa

Post by mike-tracy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:24 pm

Check the post date ;)
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Josh Colombo wrote:
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Wait....I'm confused now.

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Re: Left front brake caliper is hanging up / dragging the pa

Post by RoughDiamond » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:39 am

Oy.. just call me Dr. Frakenstein... Bringing monsters back from the dead! XD
1991 Legacy SS (BC) EJ22T // 4EAT // Pewter Metallic (Sold)
1991 Legacy SS (BC) EJ22T // 5MT // Rio Red (Sold)

1991 Legacy SSRS (BC) EJ20G (Full COP and AWIC Swap) // 5MT // White Pearl Tri-Coat Africa Rally replica in progress.

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Re: Left front brake caliper is hanging up / dragging the pa

Post by mike-tracy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:17 pm

No worries, happens to the best of us
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Josh Colombo wrote:
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Wait....I'm confused now.

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Re: Left front brake caliper is hanging up / dragging the pa

Post by 93leggy » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:58 pm

Chris, did you ever figure out what was going on with your car? I know I'm waking the dead here, but it sounds as if my 93 leg is doing the same thing on the right side.
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Re: Left front brake caliper is hanging up / dragging the pa

Post by chrisshara » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:20 am

No, I didn't . I do have issues with my ABS that are unresolved and my ABS might be causing a bit of drag. I have an ABS fault for the Yaw sensor. I have worked through the flow chart for this trouble code multiple times and come up with a bad ABS computer. I replaced the ABS computer and the fault is still there. I replaced the Yaw sensor and the fault it s till there. All my ohm specs are within tolerance. So I have no idea. The car has 320,000 miles on it. I could replace all the rust and I'm sure all the problems would go away. But, I'm not going to replace all the rust. Becuase that would become expensive. So, some things I just live with. 8)

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Re: Left front brake caliper is hanging up / dragging the pa

Post by chrisshara » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:28 am

I agree with the new formulation of the EBC Red's. I am running them right now on my '04 Outback and I love them.
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