Brake Problem

I have a 1994 Lincolin Continental with Dis Brakes. My problem is that the rear left wheel brake keeps tighting up and the rim becomes so hot that you
cannot touch it. I know that you take a special tool and turn the piston on the wheel cylinder in as far as it will go and I have done that. I still have the problem! How do I fix this problem?
Thanks,
Art
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Sounds like the brake cylinder is seizing. Maybe the seal has become contaminated with something other than brake fluid (i.e. oil or grease).
Had exactly the same problem myself many years ago with a secondhand car. Some idiot had topped up the brake fluid resevoir with oil! I just had the entire braking system replaced in the end.
Al.
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Hi,
Thank you for your information. I will flush sysem out and put new brake fluid in and see how that works
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Flushing won't work if the seals are already contaminated.
Try bleeding a little fluid from a caliper and see if it looks/smells/tastes like neat brake fluid first. In my case the fluid clearly was not pure brake fluid. And flushing didn't work, as the seals were already swollen by the oil.
Al.
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Does that car have a foot pedal parking brake? I had the same problem with my '93 couger, I figured it out when I found the brake cable was damaged and did not fully release. It was holding the brakes just tight enough to get very hot.
PoD

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Art07 wrote:

Sounds like the cylynder needs replacing.
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Picasso wrote:

Could also be binding parking brake cable or collapsed brake line.
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