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Why Brake Caliper Replacements Can Be Tricky
Changing a brake caliper in the front or rear of a car can pose some challenges, as the proper tools and equipment are essential to perform the job.
How to Change a Brake Caliper
Car brake calipers last longer with regular brake bleeding. Replacing brake calipers is essential for keeping your brake pads working well.

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Brake piston compressed rather than turning
The rear calipers on this vehicle incorporate the parking brake system. The parking brake system uses a rotating screw inside the caliper that will push the caliper piston out when parking brake lever is rotated on the caliper. When the...
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Caliper replacement causing uneven pad wear
When it comes to working on brakes you will not find a mechanic out there that will only do a partial job when it comes to brakes and your safety. The slides for the calipers will get seized inside the...
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Brake Caliper sticking?
The excessive heat may suggest that you may have a caliper sticking or otherwise not releasing from the rotor when letting off the of the brake pedal. When this happens, as you know this creates an intense amount of heat...
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Broken Calliper Pin Bolt
Hello, thank you for writing in. The caliper mounting bolt is not necessarily a "specific bolt". You can use another bolt if you have one. There are a few things you want to keep in mind. The first is that...
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Why do I have to replace my brakes every year or every other year?
This is definitely a very short distance for brake replacement and should be looked at by a mechanic. Your brakes should last at least 25,000 to 40,000 miles depending on the driving habits and conditions the car is subjected to....
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Loud squeaky noise and bad wobbles
A squeaking noise from brake pads, right after installation, is sometimes due to a high metallic content in a low cost aftermarket pad. The safest thing always is to use OEM specified brake pads, on OEM rotors, because the vehicle...
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My front brake calipers are sticking and not releasing
Lift up the front wheels to where they are off the ground. Remove the wheels and tires from the vehicle on the front. Remove the slider bolts one at a time and clean them. Apply Never Seize to the sliding...
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breaks
The proportioning valve could be clogged or stuck. If pressure is low, or out of spec, on a brake line you can use external pressure gauges to identify the blocked line. Just start at the master cylinder, confirming pressure there,...
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My brakes lock up once the car is warmed up
The brakes may not be releasing all the pressure if they are partly engaged after using them. This can be caused by a few different problems. Besides the brake calipers sticking or the brake hoses blocking pressure, you may have...
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I changed the brake pads recently, there is now a knocking sound when applying the brakes
You are hearing the brake pads moving up and back in the caliper bracket. This is caused by the front rotors being warped, and it is also possible that the pads' anti-rattle clips were not installed correctly. The rotors should...
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My right front wheel is not breaking
Hi there. It sounds like you have a collapsed hose. This will prevent fluid from getting to or from the caliper and can create real problems. Loosen the line at the caliper and see if brake fluid comes out when...
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My vehicle started making this noise yesterday when I stop or start to go.
An "obvious" noise such as the one you are describing will, more than likely, be readily sourced to the failing component if you have a certified mechanic diagnose it. The service to request is a suspension/drive train noise diagnostic during...
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My Brake pedal makes a humming when pressed
The brake caliper(s) could be failing to retract, thus setting up a harmonic during or after application of the brakes. Calipers should be rebuilt (or replaced) every 75,000 miles or so due to the harsh operating conditions they endure, principally...
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Cant get brake caliper piston to release.
if you are trying to push back the rear caliper pistons and tried to push back the piston without rotating the piston at the same time then you may have damaged the parking brake mechanism inside the caliper. You should...
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No pressure in LF brake line and no oil leak,
In extreme cases, a brake caliper piston can be seized in the caliper bore so even with pressure in the line, the piston might not appear to move. If you request a caliper inspection/diagnostic, a certified mechanic would use gauges...
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Brake Pad on passenger side is heating up.
The brake caliper and/or the sliding pins in the caliper bracket, are sticking. Typically, when brakes are refurbished, if the existing calipers have 75,000 or more miles on them, they should be replaced with high quality remanufactured calipers to avoid...
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When coming to a stop my brakes make a grinding/clicking noise
The bracket that is bolted to the steering knuckle, and that holds the caliper in position, should be inspected. That bracket has bushings within and sliding pins whose free operation and proper alignment are key to both brake operation and...
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In this case - which parts should be changed first (CV axles ,wheel bearing ,calipers ) to solve the problem? 2009 Kia Optima
Hi - we need a bit more information to know how to prioritize these possible repairs. A roaring noise while driving would evidence wheel bearing issues. Pulling to one side or the other would indicate a brake caliper issue. Squealing,...
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how much is an average price to replace all 4 brake systems on a 2005 Honda Pilot?
The cost depends on exactly what must be done to restore braking performance on your vehicle to like new condition. For example, when installing new brake pads, such MUST be done at the same time that the brake rotors are...
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Do you know of a rear disc brake conversion kit for my car?
Rear disc brakes were available on your vehicle as an option and so you can reconfigure it. If you presently have rear drum brakes and you want to convert to disc brakes, you best option is to obtain used parts...

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