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I just changed my drivers side front rotor, pads, and caliper because the inside rotor was pitted and it seemed like the pistons were freezing up. After i was done, i bled the line. I got in to test drive it, and it still feels like the piston is locked up. I jacked up the tire and it is difficult to spin. And it comes to a halt as soon as i stop spinning it. It will not spin with just momentum. What could i have done wrong, or what else could be the problem here? I used all tne new hardware that came with the caliper including the slide pins.
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The disc has a natural warp to it, that is what pushes the caliper free, if the caliper is not free to retract, easily it will keep preasure on the pad. Since I retired I am doing a bit of automotive repaires, I gave up on doing the brakes if I do not do the Calipers. I clamp the brake line off, and back off the bleeder, if it takes any great effort to push the pistons back, I replace them. Calipers are really cheap. My favorite is the Power Stop kit from Rock Auto, you get the discs pads, calipers, and rotors drilled and slotted cheap, I put a set on me GMC, they work great.
Just a thought!
 
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