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Questions tagged [brake-calipers]

Hydraulic device that compresses brake pads against spinning brake discs in order to create a higher friction co-efficient to reduce a vehicles forward or rearward motion.

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How do you find the vehicle manufacture date?

03 Ford Expedition xlt 4wd 5.4L - I have no data plate on driver door! Where would I find another one data plate at? Need a new front driver side brake caliper and part store asked me if I knew the ...
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For the '03 Audi A8 3.7 V8, can you retract the rear calipers without the need for dealer tools/software?

As far as I can see, if I understand it correctly, you need special equipment to replace the rear pads on many Audi's. Otherwise you won't be able to retract the rear calipers. Is this also true for ...
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Question regarding caliper assembly

I have a 2012 Ford Fusion SEL and have decided to try to replace brakes and rotors myself. I have successfully got the caliper and piston removed. Successfully reset the piston. Put the new rotors on ...
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NYS Inspection Failed - Seized caliper?

My partner went to Mavis today for an inspection, despite my fears that they'd try to milk her for a job. Sure enough, they came up with a whole list of things the car needed and vague reasons why ...
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shuddering when applying brakes

We purchased a 2002 Toyota Pre-Runner last November for our son from a local dealership. By March we experienced shuddering and had to replace both front and back brakes and get new front rotors, even ...
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Brakes stuck after pressing brake pedal while caliper was taken down

While replacing my driveshaft axle, I took the brake caliper off (pretty easy, car was in Drive with no e-brake engaged) so I can have more working space. After installing the new driveshaft, I ...
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Can you tell why this caliper has gone?

Mechanic told me one of my calipers has gone and this caused accelerated wear to relevant pad and all that's left is metal. You can see only metal in the pic 1 of pads as compared to the good brakes ...
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Is Repair Shop Responsible for Brake Issues?

I recently took my wife's vehicle to a popular repair shop chain to have her brake rotors and pads changed out. I have read many reviews online about this chain being rather shady when it comes to ...
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Two completely different opinions- what to do? frozen front left caliper or nothing?

Horrible experience yesterday has left me completely confused. I stupidly accelerated very fast and hit the brakes very hard in a short amount of time. About a half hour later, driving around, the ...
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Caliper Issue Question

I have a 2014 Honda Civic EX with about 65K miles on it. I have been told that for some reason our calipers aren't 'firing correctly'. Two questions, one, it seems like I only get this recommendation ...
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Normal Brakes? Master Cylinder replacement gone bad?

The brakes after I bled them and changed the master cylinder feel like they start to grab when the pedal is 1/3-1/2 the way depressed, is this normal? I did bench bleed the master cylinder before I ...
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New Front Brake Calipers and Pads out of Allignment with New Rotors after Bearing Repack and Hub-Rebuild

i Just bought this 1993 Toyota 4x4 and am restoring it. i put on the new calipers and pads; and the inner pad is rubbing on the rotor; with a gap on the outer pad as you can see in the pictue. there ...
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Calipers or Master brake cylinder?

When I rebuilt the calipers on a car, and I bled them, the brakes almost held good (had enough pressure when I pressed the brake down to sieze the wheel, but didn’t initially bite until the pedal was ...
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Brake always need to be bled

Brakes always need to be bled after changing rear plate and rotor. If a brake slowly, the pedal feel like there is no brake fluid. If I brake quickly, it's fine but not for long. I need to bleed my ...
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In general, are there signficant differences between OEM and non-OEM brake parts?

The cost of OEM parts for some cars are just completely crazy, compared to the cost of non OEM, third party parts for the same cars. That said, the quality of the cars must be at least somewhat ...
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Why doesn't the brake caliper piston retract when brakes released?

Just got myself a project, an '89 Jeep Comanche. Both front brakes were seized up, so I put in new brake hoses, calipers, & pads. The passenger side brakes work mint now, but on the drivers side, ...
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Anti-seize type and location to use for brakes [duplicate]

I am going to be doing my first full break job - rotors and pads as well as rear parking brake. I've been studying up on it. The information pertaining to what anti-seize to use and where to use it ...
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How come I cannot find rear calipers for a 2013 Outlander Sport ES, manual transmission? [closed]

So the calipers for my car seemingly don't exist. I need to replace the rear right caliper because the parking brake armature that releases the parking brake is stuck. So if I engage the parking brake,...
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My brake pads on one wheel only last a month or 2 each time I change them?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6, 4 cylinder. About a 4 months ago in January I almost got hit by a Dodge Durango that ran a light and almost crushed me literally headed straight for the driver door. So i ...
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Did I toast my caliper?

While compressing the front brake caliper piston on my 93 miata fluid seemed to be getting out of the piston. It only did it on the driver's side. I test drove the car several times and braked hard a ...
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What is this piece of metal at my caliper?

This is the new caliper for my rear left wheel as seen from above, also when it's mounted to the car: The cable of the parking brake is attached to the hook at the lower right, and the housing is ...
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What grade of bolts should I use for motorcycle brake hardware?

I'm setting up a motorcycle front end from used parts, and some of the mounting bolts were not included. The same bolt is used both for mounting the calipers to the forks, and mounting the brake discs ...
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Constant issues with the Calliper

I have a VW Golf 2005 reg TDI 2.0. I am having to replace calliper one after another. The first time it was front passenger side, and then rear passenger side. Now I am replacing the front driver side,...
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Guide pins in brake caliper

Should the inside of the slot where the guide pins go be cleaned out and filled with a bit of silicone paste when re-lubing the guide pins? Or does lubing the guide pins do enough.
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Likely source of 'grease balls' in brake caliper piston cup

While changing the brake pads on my 2003 Subaru Forester, I found two balls of what appeared to be rust mixed with either oil or grease in the metal 'cup' of one brake caliper piston (picture below). ...
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Front Right Wheel locked up while driving

I have a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was driving on the freeway when all of a sudden I start hearing a loud squeaking noise. Then, when I came to a low speed (15 km/h or so), there was a massive BANG ...
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Shaking when stopping

I changed the rotors and brake pads and my car still shakes. They told me it was the lower control arm, I changed it and it still shakes. I'm starting to think it's the caliper. How or what do I need ...
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Grinding noise when braking after fitting new pads and discs

Just fitted my own pads and discs to both front wheels for the first time. Driver's side is fine but passenger's side makes a slight grinding noise when I brake. The caliper on the passenger side was ...
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Are DIY store bolts okay for critical components?

I managed to turn a routine brake job into a bit of a minor nightmare by having one of the calliper bracket bolts break off. One bit is stuck inside the calliper bracket. I don't know exactly why it ...
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If I am replacing a brake caliper should I also put in a new rotor, even if the existing one is in spec?

One of my front brake calipers is sticky and needs to be replaced. What else should be done while the caliper is out?
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When to replace the brake calipers

How do you know if you need the calipers replaced? I took my SUV in for servicing and was told my calipers needed to be replaced along with my brake pads and rotors. I knew the brake pads were going ...
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Position of brake calipers different between wheels

I noticed when looking at a Porsche 918 the other day that the brake calipers are not the same position on the front wheels as the rear ones. I then noticed that they are laid out the same on a BMW M3....
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Rear brake piston hard to turn back in, uneven wear on pads

2010 Toyota Matrix, Manual, Base model 1.8 L Some context It was time to replace the rear brakes (noise, grinding). When I took everything apart, I found that the inner pads were extremely worn, at ...
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New Calipers But Brakes are Locking Up and Getting Hot

I went to Midas and they said I needed new calipers on my 2001 Toyota Tundra. They put them on and all was well. I later took the truck into town 7 miles where the brakes began slowing the vehicle ...
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Are silicone and dielectric greases interchangeable?

Today I was servicing my front brakes and one slide pin on each side was frozen in the bracket. After removing and cleaning everything I went to grease the pins but realized I ran out of silicone ...
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Front brake caliper mounting bracket out of alignment with rotor

When the brake caliper mounting bracket bolts are tightened to the hub (on the passenger side only!), the new rotor binds against the bottom of the bracket on the outside (away from the center of the ...
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How should I remove paint from calipers?

I have a set of STI brake calipers that I'm interested in refinishing. From the factory, they come with a black finish and white lettering. What is the best way to remove the existing finish so that I ...
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What type of Brake Lube to use

I am going to do a DIY brake job on my car and am trying to sort out how to lube everything. I found this helpful list of places to lube: What brake components need to be lubricated? but it does not ...
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Brake pads finished on only 1 front wheel

I went in to Midas to get my brake pads finished beginning around Feb this year. 2 days back my brakes start screeching. I drive and when they are changed I realize the two brake pads on 1 front ...
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Do I have to do anything to brake calipers in order to prep them for refinishing? [duplicate]

I have a set of used 2014 Subaru STI calipers that I am considering to have refinished. They're black and have STI logos, but they'll be going on a vehicle that is not an STI which is why I'm ...
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What is compromised with rebuilt calipers?

I'm looking at upgrading the brakes on my vehicle with a larger set. As such, I'm looking at calipers and came across a set that were rebuilt. Specifically, the calipers have had helicoils installed ...
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Is PTFE (Teflon) tape safe to use on brake bleeder valves?

There is a thread on the chemical composition of PTFE tape (Teflon tape) here: Master cylinder leak but my question is, will PTFE tape stand up to the heat generated by front disc brakes? Or, will ...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado brakes dragging, 4 new rotors, 4 sets of pads, new e-brake shoes, new front calipers

I recently replaced myself or had replaced all pads, all rotors, front calipers, rear guide pins and brackets, rear brake shoes, and rear e-brake hardware, as well as the e-brake cable on my 2000 ...
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03 Honda Civic Serious Brake Caliper Question

The car began to lose speed and I immediately got to the side of the road.The car was losing power. I noticed smoke from the wheel while still in the car once I stopped. in reverse and drive the car ...
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Wheel rubbing/tight at one point per wheel revolution

On my 2005 BMW 320D, I recently (200 miles/1 month ago) noticed a rubbing noise coming from the front passenger side wheel. It is only really noticeable on smooth tarmac at slow speeds, but I did ...
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How much disc brake drag is acceptable?

As far as I know brake pads are supposed to maintain slight contact with the rotor at all times. As usually the only thing pushing the piston back after braking is flex of the square cut seal around ...
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Specifics about changing a brake caliper on 2000 Toyota Camry

I went to change the brake fluid in my 2000 Toyota Camry and when I tried to unscrew the bleeder nipple on a front caliper it broke in half rather than unscrewed. So, I need to replace the caliper ...
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Brakes make a “POP” sound and then I can't brake

I have a 1998 Honda Accord. I am driving today and I know that I need new brakes. They make a metal on metal screeching sound when I brake. Today as I go to brake at an intersection I hear a loud pop ...
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Brakes Slipping/malfunctioning

I recently got in a car accident because my brakes failed to work. It felt as if when I pressed them, they had slipped. I tested the brakes after-the-fact to see what the problem was, and this problem ...
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How do parking brakes acting on disc brakes work?

My car has disc brakes in the rear, and the calipers have a small lever, which is pulled by the parking brake cable. (The parking brake uses the discs, so there is no additional drum or similar.) ...