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Brake Caliper Replacement Estimate for Pontiac G6

Pontiac G6 Brake Caliper Replacement costs $239 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2010 Pontiac G6L4-2.4LService typeBrake Caliper - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$366.60Shop/Dealer Price$448.60 - $640.38
2006 Pontiac G6V6-3.5LService typeBrake Caliper - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$360.40Shop/Dealer Price$440.95 - $628.16
2008 Pontiac G6V6-3.5LService typeBrake Caliper - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$369.40Shop/Dealer Price$448.66 - $634.90
2006 Pontiac G6L4-2.4LService typeBrake Caliper - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$336.90Shop/Dealer Price$410.21 - $573.71
2005 Pontiac G6V6-3.5LService typeBrake Caliper - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$327.90Shop/Dealer Price$403.35 - $568.46
2007 Pontiac G6V6-3.5LService typeBrake Caliper - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$360.40Shop/Dealer Price$438.75 - $624.31
2007 Pontiac G6L4-2.4LService typeBrake Caliper - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$327.90Shop/Dealer Price$394.65 - $553.22
2008 Pontiac G6L4-2.4LService typeBrake Caliper - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$327.90Shop/Dealer Price$399.18 - $561.16
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What are brake calipers and how do they work?

The brake caliper used in disc brake systems is a cast metal housing that contains one or more pistons. When you push on the brake pedal, you create hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder that forces the piston in the caliper outward against the brake pads, and applies force to the brake pads. The brake pads then clamp tightly onto the brake rotor, slowing your car.

When to replace a brake caliper:

  • Sticking or Seized Components. If the caliper piston, bushings, or slide pins are binding or seized, it can result in either continued contact of the brake pads with the rotor, causing it to overheat — sometimes getting so hot you will detect a burning odor. Or, it can inhibit braking of that caliper, causing the vehicle to pull to one side when braking.
  • Fluid leaks from piston seal in the caliper. If the caliper leaks at the piston, or even bleeder screw, it must be removed from the vehicle for rebuilding or replacement.

How do mechanics replace a brake caliper?

Most cars have floating calipers and thus the replacement procedure will be as follows:

  • Raise and safely support vehicle with jack stands. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Relieve any residual brake system pressure by opening the caliper bleeder screw.
  • Detach flexible rubber hose to the caliper while capturing the brake fluid that will leak out. Discard copper sealing washers for the hose fitting.
  • Remove bolts holding caliper to the torque plate. Remove caliper.
  • To install the new caliper the above steps are reversed. New copper sealing washers are used and a calibrated torque wrench is used to tighten the hose connection to the caliper, the mounting bolt(s) and the wheel lug nuts.
  • Finally, the brake system is bled to remove all air and the vehicle is road tested to confirm normal operation of the brakes.

Is it safe to drive with a brake caliper problem?

No. Should a sticking brake caliper cause severe pulling of the vehicle to one side, perhaps even with the brakes not applied, have the vehicle inspected and repaired as soon as possible. If a sticking caliper is causing extreme heat at a wheel position, that can cause overheating of the wheel bearing grease, which is in very close proximity to the caliper and brake rotor. This might cause wheel bearing failure earlier than normal.

When replacing a brake caliper keep in mind:

  • Whenever major repairs are performed on a vehicle’s brake system, the entire brake system should be at least visually inspected.
  • If a caliper on one side of an axle is sticking, best practice is to replace both calipers on the axle.
  • If a caliper is replaced, generally the brake pads (on both ends of the axle) must be replaced and the rotors either resurfaced or replaced. If a caliper is faulty, replacing the caliper alone will generally yield suboptimal results.
  • The torque plate to which the caliper is bolted should be inspected for excessive corrosion and cleaned as necessary, otherwise the new brake pads could stick on that component even after the caliper has been replaced.

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James

8 years of experience
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James
8 years of experience
Very professional and honest. He realized that the problem I had was more than what I thought initially and worked to make sure it was fixed completely prior to leaving. I would highly recommend James to anyone needing service!
2006 PONTIAC G6 - BRAKE CALIPER REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE REAR) - CURTIS BAY, MARYLAND

Joe

40 years of experience
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Joe
40 years of experience
Excellent service. However, my check engine light is back on and there's still a slight intermittent vibration.
2006 PONTIAC G6 - BRAKE CALIPER REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT, PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - SAINT PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

Carlos

22 years of experience
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Carlos
22 years of experience
Thank you carlos. Literal words can not express how grateful I am. He a very kind man who goes out his way to leave a satisfy customer. Once I saw my car start up. I broke out in tears of joy. He a damn good person and you don't find many people like him. 
2007 PONTIAC G6 - BRAKE CALIPER REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE REAR) - PITTSBURG, CALIFORNIA

Dan

36 years of experience
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I wish I would have known about YourMechanic sooner! Dan called me several hours before my appointment to see if he could come earlier. I said yes, and then I ended up being the one that was late. He was very professional and friendly! The cost of this repair was about half of what I was quoted at a repair shop. I could not be happier with this service, and I have already recommended YourMechanic (and Dan, specifically) to several of my friends! I will absolutely try to make my future appointments with Dan again!
2006 PONTIAC G6 - BRAKE CALIPER REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE REAR, PASSENGER SIDE REAR) - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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