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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Caliper
Common signs include brake fluid leaks, abnormal sounds, and vehicle pulling to the left or right.

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Brakes caliper will not grab rotor
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Check the caliper for the piston sticking. Remove the pins (bolts that make the caliper a sliding caliper) and put some anti-seize on them and reinstall them. Recheck the brakes to see if...
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Calipher stuck
Hello. If the caliper will not release from the rotor then the brake line should be cracked open first to see if there is pressure int he hydraulic system that is keeping it locked up. If not then the caliper...
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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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Q: Brake fluid leaking
Hi there. There are two copper crush washers, one on each side of the banjo fitting (the "banjo" is the segment of the brake hose that the bolt is put through). The reason it is leaking is you appear to...
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Do all brake rotors need to be changed at the same time?
Hey there. You do not need to replace all 4 rotors at the same time, but it is recommended to replace the rotors and pads as a set for each axle front or back at the same time. If the...
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I cannot get the fluid out of the calipers.
Your brake system (which includes ABS) has check valves and accumulator chambers between the master cylinder and the calipers. It will be necessary to use a pressure bleeder to overcome these "restrictions." Gravity flow or a vacuum bleeder at the...
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Noticing noise and brake dust coming from one of the front tires
Brake dust is a normal bi-product of the brake pads pressing against the rotors, however if there is an excessive amount on one side vs the other side, this may indicate a sticking brake caliper which causes the pad to...
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Installed new front calipers on my car and they keep sticking
Check to be sure the mounting bracket (torque plate) for each caliper is not bent and that the sliding bushings/pins on the caliper/torque plate assembly are free and move easily. If you have rear drum brakes, there is a metering...
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Brake Pad or Caliper Issue?
It is normal for the front brakes to last about 35k to 40k miles before needing to be replaced. When the brake pads were replaced it should of been noted if the right pads were worn down to 3mm and...
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My brakes are overheating; could the brake fluid be contaminated?
If your brake fluid boiled during this or any past overheating incidents, then yes, the fluid is likely contaminated with air and other gases. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, and a consequence of that is when the fluid gets hotter than...
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Q: Front Brakes Locking
Your car is relatively new and so the only thing really that I would expect to replace in the braking system are the brake calipers (other than consumables or maintenance items, of course, such as pads and fluid). To replace...
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My car is making a crunching noise, even rolling in neutral. More so on uneven ground.
A hard grinding noise especially when braking is generally a sign there is a bad wheel bearing or there may be metal on metal contact on the brake rotor from a completely worn brake pad. If the grind is bad...
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My car has a traction control light on and the steering feels wobbly.
Hi there. The brake calipers could be loose and moving around when you step on the brake pedal or the slider rods could have dry grease in them causing the caliper to only move on one side causing the brake...
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What is usually the ball park figure to have my rear brake pads, rotors, and calibers replaced?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of parts and labor to replace the brake pads, rotors, and calipers on a 2003 Cadillac DeVille with a V8-4.6L engine.
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Passenger side tire locked up while driving. But will move fine in reverse.
Hi there. The brake caliper seems to have come loose on one side make the caliper rotate with the rotor and sit normal in the reverse direction. Check the caliper bolts and see if one of them had fallen out....
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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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I have an 04 Chrysler Sebring convertible with 2.4 liter engine. What size caliber bolts do I have on my front brakes?
Hi there. The caliper bolts that are on your vehicle are an 8 mm Allen head design, which can be removed with an 8 mm socket on a 3/8 or 1/2 drive socket drive set. If you need further assistance...
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Q: Brakes issue
The squealing might be due to the brake bad wear indicators contacting the rotors. That noise alerts you to the need to install new brake pads. Regarding the cost, there are a few variables affecting the cost. If you are...
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Brake keep locking up while driving and coming to a stop and while in park.
The calipers could have a piston that is sticking or the combination valve on the brake system is sticking causing the brakes to be locking up after touching the brake pedal. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one...
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I have a Toyota Venza. Are my Brake lines connected to my rotors?
The brake lines are connected to the brake calipers not the rotors. If you are hearing a noise from the rotor area when the brakes are applied, then there could be an issue with the rotors being too thin or...

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