|Originally posted by stevep914:|
Left front brake caliper seized and started to stink and get hot. Removing the caliper revealed a near worn out outer brake pad.
Likely Slide bolts are stuck.
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|Originally posted by Raydar:|
If the car sat for a while without being driven, the piston may have expanded and seized. It's a common problem with 84-87 Fieros. The piston is made out of phenolic (plastic) resin, and can absorb water from the air, and expand.
It's also possible that the brake hoses have deteriorated on the inside, and are blocking the fluid from traveling back when the brake is released.
the myth that Phenolic Piston are Junk? Is compete BS.Wet fluid
will cause problems sooner when Phenolic pistons are used. Iffy Piston Seal and Boot will let moisture into fluid then the bad wet fluid will attack the caliper body and cause piston binding. Phenolic pistons have different expansion rates etc that steel and use different clearance in the bore when hot.
Hose can be bad or bracket is rusted and pinch the hose. Many times you would have problems using C Clamp too. Open bleed screw to verify hose problem.
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