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Old 02-12-2021, 11:57 AM
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2001 ML320 frozen front calipers

Help needed, I canít get the calipers of the brake disc. I am restoring this in American Samoa only 2 on island. Any ideas will be much appreciated.

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Old 02-12-2021, 05:35 PM
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How have you compressed the calipers or pushed back the pads?
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Old 02-12-2021, 08:24 PM
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Front brakes

I canít press them back with a clamp, I just got the car running last night so Iíll try bleed all the drakes then see if I can remove the front calibers.
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Old 02-12-2021, 09:10 PM
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Put a large screwdriver or small pry par between the pad and the rotor and push the piston back. If you are using a large clamp over the entire caliper it will not work.

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Old 02-13-2021, 05:10 PM
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Put a large screwdriver or small pry par between the pad and the rotor and push the piston back. If you are using a large clamp over the entire caliper it will not work.

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thats odd, I remember they are floating type calipers which can be pushed with a massive C clamp with one edge on piston housing, one edge on front pad.
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Old 02-13-2021, 05:24 PM
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@Z, if you remember them as floating calipers then I am wrong.


Edit...they are floating calipers, thanks for chiming in. Sorry for the bad info.
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Old 02-13-2021, 05:49 PM
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no problem SB - no need to apologize.

anyway I think the OP has stuck caliper pins, this will require some brute force work - starting with a file to shave away the top lip on the rotor. Then the caliper can be persuaded with a hammer.
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:03 AM
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Thanks for all the help, I was able to get the calipers off. I bleed the brakes again, then removed the right brake line from the caliper and hammered the pad in with a brass drift, this freed it up.
I did both sides and replaced both brake lines. Then re bleed the system completely again.
Thanks for all the help.

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