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320d seized rear braker caliper!!!

Hi hope theres anyone out there that can help!! i went on holiday for 3 weeks left my car (2001 320d 4 door) parked on the drive. when i got back , tried to reverse of the drive. the motor wont budge, the nearside rear caliper seized . Tried allsorts to free it, force driving to certain extent ( still didnt budge ) hitting the caliper lightly with a hammer, using wd40 etc . still not freeing itself. wondered is this a common fault? looks like i'l have to get the caliper stripped . does anyone know if i'l need a new 1 or can the old one be reused... also is there a winding tool required for them i heard.

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if your caliper is seizing as bad as you discribed, you should get it replaced rather than try to fix it...brakes are a HUGE safety item. you will need a pad sreader, you can pick one up at Harbor Freight,Checker, so on....

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replace the caliper , use your current one for a core and you should be good to go

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Thanks for the responses, but after 2 long tiring days trying to sort the problem out ...turned out that the the handbrake shoes on one side jammed , may be becoause of thre cold weather GOD knows... lesson learned is that when your away for a long period of time dont leave the damm handbrake on too tight!!!
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mine did the samething, handbrake siezed up after car had been parked up for quite while. Lot of aggro taking it apart.
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best thing to do is (sounds a bit heavy handed but.. ) jack the car for the centre so both rear wheels lift ( you will need a 5 ton jack ) take off the wheel from the affected side 1st tho. put the wheel nuts into the threads and just hit it with a hammer. then try puting the car in reverse applying a bit off power, and with a few more hits off the hammer should break free.. it worked for me. cars back on the road.
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