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Q: Boat trailer brake caliper stuck

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A boat trailer with one brake caliper stuck. Can't get it to release.

The caliper piston most likely is seized inside the caliper housing from corroded piston or piston bore. You may need to unbolt the caliper and either knock it off of the rotor or remove rotor and caliper together and replace both of them.

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