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What would cause the rear brakes to leak on one side wetting the pads and how do you fix this?


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2004-10-25 02:42:19
2004-10-25 02:42:19

You have a leak in the caliper piston most likely due to rust which causes brake fluid to leak past the rubber seal. To fix, you have to either rebuild the caliper yourself or buy a rebuilt caliper from the parts store. If you buy a rebuilt caliper, it will come loaded or unloaded. Loaded = comes with brake pads. Unloaded = caliper by itself (no pads).


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