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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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How safe is it to drive with a torn caliper boot?
Hello, thanks for writing in to YourMechanic. If the caliper boot is torn open then you will get dirt, debris, water, and road salts in the caliper piston surface. The caliper may seize or tear the caliper piston seal causing...
Brakes lock randomly
Hi, thanks for writing in. If your brakes seem to be applying by themselves and the master cylinder has been replaced it is likely that you have a faulty brake caliper. If the brake caliper is not able to retract...
Brake bleeding problems
You are going to need to have the ABS module put into bleed function using a scanner that can enable this function or have a mechanic that has a scanner (with this function) and a pressure bleeder to pressure bleed...
Spongy brakes after replacing rear discs, pads and refurbing rear calipers. Bled so many times to no avail!
All four wheels have to be bled starting with the right rear, then left rear, right front, and left front. Inasmuch as air may be trapped as much as 10 feet from the bleeder screw, you have to have a...
Lights come on but don't stay on while driving. They are the ABS, anti-skid, ESP/BAS lights
Hi, thanks for writing in. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the...
Hardness in brake when press on pedal
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1989 Buick Reatta. You may have more than one problem going on. Typically, a hard pedal is caused by a problem with the brake booster. If the ABS light is on, the...
Will bad brake calipers cause excessive vibrating in steering wheel while driving?
This may very well be caused by the uneven wear on the front tires. When uneven tread is subjected to various road conditions or braking power, this will definitely cause a vibrating or shaking feeling. This may also be caused...
Brake calipers
Hopefully your mechanic bled your brakes after he replaced the calipers. If he did, you may want to find out if he greased the outside of the brake pads to stop the excessive noise. He also should have greased the...
Brake Pad Replacement
Hello. I will be glad to answer your question about your 2012 Acura. Brake pads are replaced when the friction material is worn down to 1-2 mm. There is no published, or perhaps even known, "average" amount of mileage that...
Locked up
This is most likely a locked up caliper which can happen when the hydraulic brake pistons tend to drag a bit. When this happens, an intense heat is created resulting in the brake fluid reaching a boiling temperature. As this...
Having problems when braking the vehicle the steering wheel pulls to the right
Hey there. If your vehicle pulls to one side when you apply the brakes, it typically means that you have a braking imbalance at one of the front wheels. This may be caused by a collapsed or faulty brake line...
How to replace brake caliper
If the brake caliper is sticking due to the piston binding in the caliper then it should be replaced. Raise and support the vehicle, remove the tire, and disconnect the brake line attached to the caliper. Remove the caliper attachment...
Is it normal for the brakes to get hot or smell hot after the pads and rotors are changed on the rear brakes?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide my insight. From the description of your 2010 Pontiac G6 braking issue, there are a few likely causes. If the piston in the caliper did not move freely than this...
Front brakes locked up. Replaced all but ABS pump/module.
If the front brakes are locking up you need to open the bleeder on a caliper to see if the wheel can then be turned. If you can now turn it then you may have bad front brake lines that...
Car won't start - 2006 Mercedes E350
One common issue that occurs when the battery cables are not removed while doing service on ABS brake systems is that it may trigger a few error codes to be stored in the ECU after removing the calipers. In most...
I have aftermarket rims on the front and back rims the front rims do not have a spacer in there seeds to my Hub how do I get them
Unfortunately, you may need to have the car towed to a tire repair shop to have them take them off (most likely using some kind of heat treatment) in order to not damage the new wheels.

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