Astra H Locked brake caliper

Astra H Locked brake caliper

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Chedders

Original Poster:

211 posts

56 months

Saturday 20th March
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Having some problems with my little Astra. It is a 2010 MK5 SRI 1.8 model with 55k miles.

I've just changed the front passenger caliper and hose, as the original caliper had jammed / wouldn't retract.

Anyway, after 100 miles of it running absolutly perfectly the new caliper has now also jammed.



I've got no idea what the problem is, the other 3 calipers are absolutly perfect.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated smile


t400ble

1,703 posts

88 months

Saturday 20th March
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ABS Pump from memory used to cause issues.
Slider pins new I take it?
If you open the bleed nipple, does the brake release?

Chedders

Original Poster:

211 posts

56 months

Saturday 20th March
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Cheers t400ble

Not sure, but I've somehow managed to fix it. I backed the caliper off slightly, bled all 4 brakes and pumped the brake pedal - all seems to be well again after a test drive. confusedlaugh

Time will tell!

ARHarh

1,353 posts

74 months

Saturday 20th March
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Could be the brake hose. remember something about them breaking down inside and causing a blockage in one direction. Like a one way valve.