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1968 Eldorado Front left caliper locking


jvorrius
08-21-2007, 08:56 AM
Hi,
I'm working on a 1968 Eldorado. The car has 49k original miles and has been sitting in a garage for 15 to 20 years. Changed all the fluids.....completed tuneup . New brake fluid by pressure bleeding. The front left caliper seems to be dragging. Is there any way to work the pistons in and out to unstick them or is it best to replace both calipers? A bit costly if replacement is required.

Thanks
James

DFBonnett
08-21-2007, 01:39 PM
Before you dig into the caliper, take a look at the rubber brake line. I've seen them collapse internally and act like a one way valve so that the caliper could not retract.

caddydaddy
08-21-2007, 07:18 PM
Before you dig into the caliper, take a look at the rubber brake line. I've seen them collapse internally and act like a one way valve so that the caliper could not retract.


I had that problem, on the same caliper as his '68 Eldo, with my '79 Deville. A new left front brake hose cured the problem!

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