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Old 06-05-2014, 04:34 PM
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I have a 2001 Maxima with 98K miles. I noticed that the drive side rear wheel is hot. Too hot to touch. I pulled the wheel and the brakes are tight against the rotor. I removed the caliper and screwed the piston back a few turns and re-assembled. The problem recurred a few weeks later. I'm assuming I need to replace the calipers (and piston). Just want to make sure I'm not missing something easier. Is it possible the slides aren't working? I know on the fronts that the wobble of the rotor pushes the piston back. What pushes the rear piston back since it's on a screw?

If I replace the rear calipers, do I need to bleed the front brakes?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:08 AM
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you should bleed all the brake lines.

did you apply grease to the slider pins?
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:34 AM
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I did not apply any grease on the old ones. Do you think that might cause the caliper to keep from retracting?
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:20 AM
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they need to have grease on them or them will stick
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Well, I replaced both rear calipers two years ago. No issues until two weeks ago - the driver's side rear locked up again. I turned back the caliper piston a few turns - brake fluid leaked out around the seal when I did that. Is that an issue?

Also, what type of grease is recommended for the slider pins? Brake Grease? Gear grease? Lithium grease?

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