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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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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Keep going though break calipers and pads. Changed them 2 times in the last 30 days.
Hello, well it sounds like a common issue in the braking system. One thing I would make sure of first is replacing both calipers (one axle) at the same time. The braking system is a hydraulic system and if there...
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Mushy brakes in 2000 Ford Taurus
If the brakes feel mushy after sitting for a long period then you may have some moisture or air in the brake system. You should have the brake pads checked and serviced as needed if they are worn. You may...
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Brake master cylinder - 2010 Honda Element
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Most likely what has happened is that when you were compressing the caliper to install the new brake pads, you compressed the caliper too fast and blew out the inner seal(s) in your...
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Locked brakes - 2004 Cadillac CTS
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's left front and right rear caliper locking would have been a combination/proportioning valve before ABS (anti-lock brake system). The EBCM (electronic brake control module) controls the valves in the hydraulic...
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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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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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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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