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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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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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partially engaged brakes
You will need to jack up the front wheels and see if the tires will turn freely. If both front wheels are binding then you should try to loosen the brake lines that connect to the master cylinder to see...
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The brakes are spongy while the car is running but the pedal is normal when it's off
The brake pedal becoming hard to push while the engine is off is a sure sign of a normal brake booster and one way check valve. Make sure there is no air in the brake system. It sounds like you...
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Brake calipers needing replacement after brake pads and rotors were replaced?
I think you have it backwards. The pads and rotors do not cause bad calipers, but a sticking or binding caliper can cause the pads to wear excessively and cause the pads to dig into the rotors. The calipers may...
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How do I take off the caliper when installing front brake pads?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Here are some steps to remove your brake calipers: Jack up your XKR, after securing it, remove tire exposing the brakes and rotor. Remove tension spring holding the calipers in the front using...
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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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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 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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I'm kinda stuck- with a seized caliper pin, rear brake- 2008 Altima coupe. I already purchased the new pads and rotors- but don't
Hi Kim: If the pin is stuck in the torque plate, due to corrosion, there is no need to remove the pin because the torque plate will not be re-usable. A new torque plate will be required and you will...
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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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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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help please chev traverse jolting
It is more likely to be a transmission related issue. You might want to also check and see if the brake, or emergency brake, at the suspect wheel position is sticking. If so, that could account for the symptom you...
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Drive Side Caliber Freezing Or Sticking
The flexible rubber hose supplying the caliper could be collapsed internally and acting as a check valve. If the sliding pins in the torque plate were not replaced or removed and serviced, that could be a cause as well. The...
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2007 RR Supercharged. The check engine light came on. Code p0171 and p0173. Oxygen sensor bank 1 and 2. Checked the battery.
Hi there. The check engine light codes are for the engine running lean on bank one and bank two. Check the fuel injectors to see which injectors are not working. A lean condition is when the fuel injector(s) are not...

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