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i have 2014 ford edge. i had grooves on one brake rotor so i replaced the pads and rotors. i opened the reservoir cap, rotated the pistons inward. aligned the notches to the pad. now the calipers won't fully release. i swapped one caliper and the issue remains.
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Ford Mechanic: Jeremy, Certified Diesel Technician/Electrician replied 4 months ago
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Did you pump the brakes after the job, before turnng the key on, to get them to align back?

When you state they won't release, do you mean they are locked like parking barke is on?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I may have pumped the brakes prior to turning the key initially. Not certain. I know I pumped with key turned. After i swapped the caliper I bled the brakes with key turned. After all parts swapped and bled I pressed and hold pedal and the caliper locks the rotor. When I release the pedal the caliper partially retracts to the point that the rotor turns but it is dragging hard.
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago
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So both rear are still dragging? Are the rotors correct?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
rotors are correct. i measured the thickness, off set, and thickness of the mounting flange with digital calipers. Before changing the caliper I rebuilt the brakes with the old equipment and it still drags the same
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Did you crack the bleeders before you cranked in the pistons on the initial brake service

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I did not crack the bleeds. I opened the reservoir cap.
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Likley the master cylinder is failed...they suggest cracking the bleeders before forcing the pistons in...it's a rare occurrence but it happens..usually sediment damages the master or seal failure.... Master cylinder .Is gonna be the fix

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Guess that will be tomorrow night. How long does this conversation last? Can i reply tomorrow if the master cylinder doesn't fix it?
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Yes you can. Hope you can rate my service 5 star...best of luck

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i swapped the master cylinder and the problem remains
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Is the parking brake stuck?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
nope, the parking brake mechanism is fully retracted.
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Makes no sense. You have pics I can review?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Looks like the master cylinder was the fix. I had to push the rear pistons back in so they could be reset and I had tons of air in the system since I failed to bleed the master very well.
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Great hope you can rate my service 5 star

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