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Brake tips needed

mylittleblackbird

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Alright, while I am trying to get my newly acquired 84 B2 home, got it running well enough, but the front drivers caliper is seized. I am needing tips and tricks to break it loose, preferably without removing the caliper.

I'm not exactly familiar with this vehicle, so I'm not exactly certain how i would even get the caliper off. I saw no hex screws, but I could have overlooked them. Anyone who has played with brakes on these before, your knowledge would be appreciated.

I did note some sort of spring clips that appeared to be what held the calipers on, but I've been mistaken before.

Anyways, thanks in advance.
 


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I have never had luck trying to free up a seized caliper, especially without taking it off the truck. Usually your best and easiest bet is to buy a reman caliper and swap it out.
 

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When you're a cheap sob like myself, you give 'er hell for trying anyway. You're probably right and I'll end up getting a new one, but I guess next time I am around it I'll pull the caliper and bring it home with me. Wish I had taken a line wrench the last time.... would have made this a little simpler. Thanks!

Not related to the brakes, but here is another one. Where the hell is the 4 low position? It seems that the previous owner had a dislike of shift knobs and put one on the drive select for the gear shift. I'm thinking it's:

2H
4H
N
4L

but I couldn't get the damn thing to go into 4 low to save my life.
 
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