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 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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How to pin brake piston: required to install new brake pads

95 Integra LS: rotor was replaced and the brakepads are positioned for service. The rear-brake caliper gap must be opened wide enough to receive the new rotor, that is sandwiched between the two new ...
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How long should disc brakes take to slow the car when wet?

I recently bought a new car and it came it with disc brakes (specifically the Brembo's that come with the new BRZ). If the conditions are rainy or snowy out, I've noticed there's a significant amount ...
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Change calipers on both sides?

Four months ago, I had a seized brake in the front left. The slide bearing was stuck and the outer pad was worn more than the inner (at the piston). I wasn't able to move the journals of the bearing ...
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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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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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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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Seized brake caliper following brake pad & disc replacement - what could be wrong?

Took my 2006 VW Touareg in for servicing and had the dealership replace the rear brake pads and discs. In a post-replacement test drive the dealership discovered that one of the sides has a stuck ...
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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 ...