LR4 Binding Brakes

jlglr4

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Never heard of electronically resetting the brakes.

When you do the rear brakes, you need to put the e-brake in a "service position." And, if replacing rear rotors or the e-brake pads, you're supposed to follow a bedding-in procedure. But both of these things can be accomplished at home - no need to use dealer.
 

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No need to place the rear brakes in service position, even if you are replacing parking shoes. Just DON'T TOUCH the e brake controller during the process lol. Bodsy's bible will guide you.
 

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I struggle why it is not common practice to strip and clean disc brake calipers when you replace pads. Takes little effort and some fluid wastage to pump the piston out of the caliper. Remove the seal, clean the seal grove, polish the caliper bore and piston and reassemble. Provided the seal is not scored or you dont damage it removing it there is no need for exchange. You do a fluid exchange and remove any gumming in the process.

To remove the seized caliper piston, clamp it in a vice with a suitable diameter spacer inserted in the piston cavity, this will get the piston moving. Then reconnect the caliper to the brake line, bleed screw shut, brake fluid replenished. Pump the pedal, pressure will displace the caliper piston. This process has worked for me on calipers that have been frozen solid with rust.
 

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