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Old 10-25-2003, 02:38 PM
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how to free frozen brake piston

My '82 240D has a frozen piston. I have tried using air pressure to no avail. I also bought a disc brake piston wrench. I tried it in a good caliper and it will allow me to rotate a free piston. However, it won't even budge the frozen one. Any suggestions short of getting rebuilt caliper?
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Old 10-25-2003, 02:51 PM
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Looks like your best bet at this point is to start looking for another caliper. You could fill it with water, and freeze it?? Even if you get it out, I bet the caliper will be too damaged to salvage..
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Old 10-25-2003, 05:51 PM
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We have a brake bleeder that we have welded to a zerk fitting. We install it and use a high pressure grease gun to force the piston out. If that won't do it, throw it away.
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