Originally posted by: galvanizedyankee
Originally posted by: yellowfiero
I have a 94 Transport Minivan. I have noticed that my front right brake sticks, like it is lightly braking all the time. The wheel gets pretty hot after a drive, and when in drive, at idle, the car doesn't move on a flat surface (it used to, like it should).
What could be causing this? My brakes work fine, and the pads are good, brake fluid level looks good too.
Pull the calipers off and overhaul them. Cleaning and a seal change should do it. Clean with hot soapy water using a
low grit scrubbing pad, be sure and get the seal groove super clean. Assemble using the special grease on the
caliper seal ring. The grease I'm reffing to is meant for brake component assembly. The parts must be dry of water at assembly.
When you remove the brake lines from the calipers plug them so the fluid does not drain out. This will prevent air from entering the system and make successful bleeding easier.
If your caliper pistons are made out of some type of phenolic material, replace the pistons or it may just be cheaper to exchange the calipers.
..if fluid is bled to clear every 2-4
years the system has a long happy life. After this is posted someone will come along and state that I never changed fluid in 300k and never had a problem. I don't take that gamble