Brake probs I think.....

Well.. Got the 'bird running again.. took it around the block and out on the hiway for a while to see if it still ran decent... it did.. brought it back
and 15 feet from the garage the pass front wheel locked up... think the brake.... took off the wheel and sprayed wd-40 on it and put it in drive and got it in the garage... figured everything was fine.. it was sitting in the garage for like 4 months... anyway.. tested it today.. drove around the block and out on the hiway... fine.. brought it back...got 5 feet from garage and same wheel locked up.. what can I do?
Well, catch ya later, -Geno 1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L w/ T-tops 1988 Blue Firebird Formula 5.0L w/ T-tops (Up for sale on Autotrader.com) Still looking for an '82 T/A 5.0L w/ T-tops
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Put the car on jackstands. Remove the front tire that locks. Remove the brake caliper. Put the wheel back on, but do not remove from stands. See how freely it spins.
If it does not want to spin, the problem is in the wheel barrings, or spindle. Even on a 88 you still have a spindle that the strut bolts to.
If it does spin freely, replace the brake rotor, compress the piston in the caliper, and put new pads in.
Charles
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Well, I went out to see what I could do.. and it was free again... But I took off the wheel and looked..a nd the brake pads were still scraping the caliper a little.. but also noticed there was like nothing left of the pads. So I have a feeling its really rusty in there and they need replacing.. but thanks!
Well, catch ya later, -Geno 1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L w/ T-tops 1988 Blue Firebird Formula 5.0L w/ T-tops (Up for sale on Autotrader.com) Still looking for an '82 T/A 5.0L w/ T-tops
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Geno spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed in

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Sorry about the blank message.
Geno spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed in

If the pads on this side are worn a lot more than the other side, you either have a bad caliper, or flex hose.
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says...

Are there gouges in the rotor from the rivits in the brake pads? That can cause the wheel to lock up when you hit the brakes.
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9 times out of 10 these type problems are bad flex hoses going to the caliper. They rot from the inside out and act as check valves.
Dump 'em both for new ones, rebleed and you'll likely be good to go. Any parts store stocks these, common as dog shit.
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Something about that damn garage your car doesn't like?!?!?! j/k couldn't resist good luck!
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bw55 wrote:

Or maybe it was made with TransAmmy parts. <snicker>
Just nonsensical reference to a nonsensical post Kitt.
I'm all for the idea of tossing the lines. Have you looked at the diaphragm yet? (although, that'd affect more than just one corner of your car.) We know you are on a college budget otherwise I'd say toss the rotors, caliper, lines, etc. and give it a complete overhaul. However, it could be as "simple" as what Charles suggested - repacking the bearings. (spindle would be a bigger p.i.t.a. than bearings or brake lines/calipers/etc. IMHO.)
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