2002-2006 Mini Cooper (R50)

Rear Brake Binding

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:32 AM
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I seem to have a problem with my Off Side Rear Brake ( Discs) on my 2003 Mini Cooper (R50) , it does not seem to free itself after applying the brake , I have removed the Pads and wound the Piston back and refitted everything and the wheel spins OK , then when I check that wheel the next day , it is still binding I have done that a couple of times .

I can not understand what will make it do that , I have disconnected the Hand brake cable , but it is still binding , has anyone any clues as to what could be the problem , there does not seem to be a lot you can do with the Caliper ! .

cheers

spike
 
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:56 PM
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It sounds like the caliper is binding and not retracting properly.
I'd say new or rebuilt caliper time.
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bad venge View Post
It sounds like the caliper is binding and not retracting properly.
I'd say new or rebuilt caliper time.
Hi

Thanks for your reply , I purchased a second hand one Yesterday , but it looks like I will have to get a new cable , because I can not remove the part that goes into the Caliper without damaging it , I have give it a wd40 spray so will check again , but boy is that stuck into the Caliper , I would suggest anyone with a Mini same has mine to put this on there maintenance chart and get it free then put some Copper slip on the Flange , hopefully I can do that but I would think it needs a bit of heat on it ! .

cheers and thanks

spike
 
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