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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Quite likely the pistons are stuck in the calipers.
Brake fluid is anhydrous - it absorbs water. Water will accumulate in the lowest point where there is room for it, that being in the caliper. A bit of rust will form, locking up the pistons.
You'd be best off to disassemble the rear caliper and see what's up. If there is minor surface rust and not much pitting you can simply clean things up and reassemble. After reassembly watch for leakage at the caliper from around the piston. If there is none, you're good to go.
If it does leak then there is pitting that can't be sealed by the seal on the piston and you'll need to refresh the caliper.
A rebuild kit can be had for about $30 and a decent used caliper assembly for ~$50.
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 07-09-2013 at 01:51 PM.