Rear brake sticking

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Just got home and heard a sizzling noise coming from the back of my car. My back passenger side brake was smoking and insanely hot. I had this issue before and replaced that caliper but it's still sticking. After it's cooled down the car will roll no problem. I don't use my parking brake right now either because it sticks as well. Not sure if that has anything to do with that. Thanks in advanced for any pointers!

Car is a 1995 SHO MTX
 

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Rear brake line. Time to replace.

Open the bleeder on the caliper and see if you get any fluid. Next take the line off the caliper and see if you get any fluid dripping out of it. Odds are that is your problem. The line collapses inside where the metal band is and restricts flow.

-Chad
 

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As weird as the above sounds, it is the truth.

It only happens on the rear brakes and it may well be caused by the restraining bracket that loops around the soft line.
Your leg can generate a lot of force when compressing the brake pedal which becomes line pressure. It can force the fluid past a blockage in the line, and the caliper cannot force the fluid back to the master cylinder.
 

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Rear brake line. Time to replace.

Open the bleeder on the caliper and see if you get any fluid. Next take the line off the caliper and see if you get any fluid dripping out of it. Odds are that is your problem. The line collapses inside where the metal band is and restricts flow.

-Chad
Thanks for the response. I opened the bleeder. Nothing. Pulled the line off the caliper. Not a drop came out. I ordered a new line, should have it tomorrow. I'll update then, thanks!
 

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Best to do both sides at once for brake hoses. The rear isnt too noticeable just doing one but i had the front left collapse and it would pull. Replaced it, then the right side had slight pull to it. Then replaced that side, all good then.
I can deal with slight brake pull to the right, but when its too the left and throws you into oncoming traffic. Its a little more iffy lol
 

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Best to do both sides at once for brake hoses. The rear isnt too noticeable just doing one but i had the front left collapse and it would pull. Replaced it, then the right side had slight pull to it. Then replaced that side, all good then.
I can deal with slight brake pull to the right, but when its too the left and throws you into oncoming traffic. Its a little more iffy lol
That's a good point. I just did the one side since I want to go to larger brakes very soon and go with the stainless lines from shosource.
 
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