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Old 04-30-2011, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stuck brake........

My BMW 3-series has been siting in my garage for almost 12 months. I have only recently been told by my GP that I can now return to driving. The engine has been started every few weeks to make sure it doesn't seize etc. It didn't occur to me that the brakes would be the thing to seize. Even although the handbrake was left off. I tried to get the car out the garage today but one wheel appears to be solid. Any suggestions how I can get this wheel turning so I can get my car back out on the road...... Thanks in advance.....
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would take the wheel and caliper off and see if you can free up the pads
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i would take the wheel and caliper off and see if you can free up the pads
Thanks Justin for the reply. I will give that a try. Try anything once........heheh.
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Use a G-clamp to press the caliper pistons in, too !!!
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weird never heard of that happening.. did releasing the pads help?
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They tend to collect debris near the piston seals and Bond to the caliper...
Change the fluid !
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