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Hey guys

my left rear brake is dragging when compared with the right, won't spin freely fair bit of resistance. It's the early style (handbrake at the front) just wondering what I would need to do to fix this?

I have seal kits for all the brakes if I need to disassemble, but just it just need some HTB or something somewhere?

EDIT: After thinking about it I realised it's not a floating caliper so it's a problem with the piston not returning, will a new seal kit fix this?

Could it have anything to do with a bad bleed etc?
 

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new seals certainly should help but you will see possible some corrosion on the outer part of piston, which in turn might be stopping it returning properly, a good clean up all round should help
 

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You can't clean corrosion off the pistons can you?

So basically the piston needs to retract to stop the brakes binding. ergh why didn't saab use floating calipers, so much easier to maintain
 

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99 times out of 100 it's the brake pads sticking, not the caliper.
Remove the rear pads, clean all the corrosion from the contact surfaces of the pads and calipers, apply a light coating of some kind of heat-resistant brake lube to those surfaces, re-assemble.
No parts needed.
 
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