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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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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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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 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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Hi Anthony, are you all in the Dallas area?
YourMechanic serves the entire Dallas area. To request caliper replacement, you can quickly get a written quote, and schedule the repair to suit your schedule, by simply using YourMechanic’s brake caliper replacement service page. Once on that page, please click...
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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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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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Can I powder coat calipers that are already powder coated?
You can put on a second powder coat on your calipers as long as the powder coat is the same product. The original powder coat will have to be sanded down to create a rough surface to allow the second...

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