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I was checking my hubs the other day when I got home and noticed that one of my trailer wheels was hot. I took it apart today, expecting the bearings to be messed up, but instead the disk brake was very tight, and obviously the source of the heat. I couldn't rotate the wheel before I took it off. There should not have been any pressure on the system as the other wheels were free and the hitch was extended(they are surge brakes). After I took the wheel off, I squeezed the piston (the thing that applies the pressure in using a C-clamp, which freed the disk, but I don't think I really fixed the problem. Can anyone tell me what I should do? Is there a way to free up the piston?



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This was a pretty easy fix. I found the new caliper on line for 82 bucks. It came yesterday and it took me about 45 minutes to change it out and bleed the system. Never did it before, but there were pretty good instructions on line. Im gonna order another one now so I don't have to miss a weekend of fishing waiting for it to get here when the next one goes.
 
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