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I've got a weird problem with my EGT, I changed the rear calipers, pads and rotors about five months ago and noticed the left rear has been sticking, I re-adjusted the caliper to see if it was too tight but for what ever reason the brake kept dragging, I could smell the brake burning and see the accumulating brake dust on the rim. Finally about a week ago the caliper piston drove all the way out and bent the brake pad. I pulled it apart and took it to my parts guy, he exchanged it with a new rebuild.

I installed the new caliper, rotor and pads and when I went to bleed I had difficulty getting fluid out of the line (I recall having the same problem five months ago) my friend would pump the pedal but there is very little pressure coming out of the line, after approx 6-8 rounds of pumping and opening the bleeder valve there was only enough oil to fill about 2-3 inches of the line so a proper bleed wasn't really possible. Satisfied with the amount of oil in the caliper and out of options I bolted it all back together. I've been driving for a week and I can tell the brake is starting to drag again.

I have never experienced anything like this, my only speculation is either a faulty master cylinder or a blockage in the line. I don't think it could be the master because the front brakes work fine. If there was a blockage in the line I could see how the oil that makes it through would have difficulty retracting and would not withdraw the caliper piston properly leading to the brake drag. This is a bit of a shot in the dark but it's my best guess.

Any help or insight is appreciated!
 

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It's a PITA to get all of the air out of a line if it isn't already full of fluid. You and your friend could sit there and pump it for ever or you could try a vacuum-style speed bleeder.
 

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AndyG91 said:
cause its a piece of shit
Don't waste peoples time dumb ass newbie...

BTW, the Escort GT has the same 1.8L DOHC engine as the 1994 -2001 Mazda Miata and is built on the Mazda Protege chassis.
 
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