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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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CV axel came off
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1996 Honda Accord. If the brakes are continuing to stay applied then you more than likely need a new master cylinder. This occurs when the piston seizes up in the master cylinder...
Semi-soft brakes - 2009 Mercury Milan
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2009 Mercury Milan to have soft brakes. The most common causes of soft brakes are air in the brake fluid, master cylinder failure, brake fluid leaks, or a faulty brake booster check valve....
brake are making a metal loud noise when I brake.
Hello. The price to replace all 4 rotors, calipers, and brake pads is very close to the price quoted when I used the estimating guide that I use for repairs. The calipers are listed at $246 each, rotors are about...
Uneven brake rotor wear
Hello. I tried to view the pictures but the link seems to be broken. It sounds like you have two different problems reading the description of the problem. The first is the brake pads being too tight and binding in...
My front drive wheel is making noise and when I break to stop the front of the car sways downward...there is a chirping/clicking noise
Hi there. I would really need to know what kind of car this is to be able to help you with this. From what you are explaining, it sounds like you either have a loose caliper or a brake pad...
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...
With new rear brakes, car still won't spin on its own
Hello. After looking into this problem, I do not see where your vehicle has rear calipers but only drum brakes. For drum brakes, if the adjuster was not retracted enough the shoes will drag too much. If your vehicle did...
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...
I have a problem with my Hyundai Tucson 2007, the rear left brake rotor is wearing only half an inch from its center
Hi there. The brake pads contacting only the inner portion of the brake rotor is unusual. It would be important to consider whether the brake rotor was machined or replaced at the time of brake pad replacement. It may be...
Caliper sticking
Hello. This is not usually a common problem, however, it is possible and can happen for a variety of unforeseen reasons. Usually when a caliper sticks it is a result of a misaligned caliper or potentially a wheel bearing that...
Calipers keep locking up even after replacing.
You need to have the brake master cylinder checked to see if the brake booster actuator pin is not adjusted correct and causing the brake master cylinder to hold partial pressure to the calipers. The caliper slides should also be...
Brake system malfunction
The master cylinder is likely worn out and should be replaced. The rubber cups simply allow the brake fluid to slip past, rather than compress, when the brake pedal is pressed. I would also replace all of your brake hoses...
Brakes feel like they are slipping
Usually the symptom you're describing is related to brake pads that are worn out and are grinding on the rotor. With 31,000 miles on your Challenger, this may be the source of your problem as front OEM brake pads tend...
Cant release rear brake piston so that caliper goes back on
If your vehicle has rear calipers that have the parking brake cable attached to them then you need to use a caliper tool that presses the piston in and turns them at the same time. They will need to be...
Brake pedal is going to the floor. Ive changed master cylinder and bled system. No help.
Hi there. Knowing the year, make, and model usually helps us with providing helpful advice. However, I believe I may be of help here. Confirm there are no other brake fluid leaks. Check the caliper slide pins if this model...
My brakes started grinding for no reason
You may have a problem with the wheel bearing that is noisy when you have weight of the vehicle on it. If the noise is a constant grinding noise, then it is most likely the bearing. If the noise is...
Front brake gets locked up - 1983 Jeep CJ7
Have the residual pressure valve for the locking brake checked for problems. Residual pressure valves maintain a very slight hydraulic pressure for each brake in order to make the brakes more responsive when you press the brake pedal. If it...
Why my right wheel is squealing?
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The control arm that you put on your Infiniti is probably not the same as the OEM parts. This will change the alignment angles for camber, caster, and toe. Check the old control arm...
Loud humming noise coming from the right front tire.
Hello there, many different faults will cause a humming noise from the front tire of your 2008 Kia Optima. The most common would be a failing tire, wheel balance, wheel bearing, dragging brake pad, sticking caliper, or a CV axle...
Front driver side wheel wants to lock up while driving it'll pull to the left and tries to stop.
There are a few possible causes for your brakes to engage. Caliper pistons can be seized, hoses can be pinched or closed off on the inside, or even electrical problems with the ABS. Have your vehicle scanned for ABS troubleshooting...

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