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NOTE: I am not driving this car in the current condition.

So I had a frozen left rear caliper which allowed the rotor to rust into a nasty mess. I "unfroze" the caliper, replaced the rotor and pads on the left side but now have very little braking power in the rear (I raised the rear end and had my son work the brakes while I rotated the rear wheels by hand, even with brakes applied).

So.....
Am I just stupid and need to replace the right side pads too to get full braking power
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Do I need to bleed the lines
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Do I have another problem?
 

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How did you "unfreeze the caliper. I would bet that the caliper needs to be replaced. Don't cheap out on brakes. Change calipers in pairs. While you have the old ones you need to flush the brake lines. Do it right... You could have been the guy behind me today when traffic went from 75mph to 5 mph for no reason...
 
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