I cleaned the slides and greased them but noticed it was harder than usual to compress the piston back into the caliper than in the past. it get s hot enough to melt the center cap in my rim to the point it fell out.How do the sliding pins feel in the caliper? What's the condition of the dust boot on the piston?
Before rebuilding, bleed the caliper and see if that helps.
Not necessarily. Unless the bleeder is closed and it's leaking fluid from the brake hose or the caliper.so if I open the bleeder and the piston moves freely that means my brake line is bad?
Check for swells in the brake hose. The hard lines should be in good condition unless you live in the rust belt.it's the right side. i dont think its locked up because it's not pulling to the left so could the brake line be weak and not let the caliper release completely? it sure acts like a slide problem but I went thru all that. guess I need to check it again.