Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I was told that my passenger side rear brake caliper was locked up.

asked by on

Noe, I was told and shown where my passenger side rear brake was locked up. They wanted to replace the caliper, brake pad, and the Drum? They quoted me a price to repair all 4 brakes front and rear. Wouldn't I just need to replace the one that is locked up and only the pad on the other rear break so both rear breaks have new pads? Thanks Cecil

My car has 47300 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

To perform a full overhaul of the braking system, you should replace the pads on the rear, the locked caliper, possibly the pads on the front if they are worn and flush out the dirty overheated brake fluid. If the rear rotors meet a specific thickness measurement, they may machined or resurfaced to have a fresh new surface for the new pads. You should at least have the stuck caliper replaced, rotors machined or replaced and replace the brake pads on the rear to make the vehicle safe again. Consider hiring an experienced technician like one from YourMechanic who can come out and take a closer look at your braking system and offer a more personal repair estimate for your concerns.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car steering wheel shakes when I apply brakes. How can I determine if it is the front or rear brake issue?

The rule of thumb is: if you feel it in the steering wheel and the steering shaking back and forth when braking, then the front rotors are warped. If you feel the vibration more in your seat he seat of...

Q: The vehicle makes a sound when turning.

Hi there. The power steering pump will take about 2 to 5 hours to replace depending on the person who is replacing it if they have experience in replacing the part from that particular vehicle. Billing question was sent to...

Q: computer will not talk to altenator 2011 vw routan

Hi there. Each mechanical and electrical system in today's vehicles are monitored and in many ways, controlled by a series of sensors and electrical connections that send and receive data from the ECU in order to work effectively. The alternator...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...