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Old 03-22-2014, 08:32 AM
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1988 300se rear brake stuck

The right rear brake on my car is stuck after sitting all winter. Should I rebuild it or get a new caliper? Then should I get a rebuilt one or a new one? I have ATE brakes all the way around. I can get in there release the pad from the rotor but as soon as I hit the brakes it hangs up again. thanks
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:50 AM
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zanthos37, it could be that the brake hose doesn't allow the brake fluid to backflow properly. If the brake hoses are original consider replacing them before touching the caliper.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:17 AM
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yes they are original lines. I get some on order this weekend. OEM or should I go with braided stainless steel? thanks
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:32 PM
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My w126 I replace all calipers and brakes lines at 25 years old
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:44 AM
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zanthos37, I would opt for OEM brake lines. You may try pricing them at several MB dealers online.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:40 PM
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The right rear brake on my car is stuck after sitting all winter. Should I rebuild it or get a new caliper? Then should I get a rebuilt one or a new one? I have ATE brakes all the way around. I can get in there release the pad from the rotor but as soon as I hit the brakes it hangs up again. thanks
You should rebuild them both. The parts are cheap, and the process is straightforward. Definitely replace the lines.
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