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Brake caliper and piston
Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:32 PM
Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:57 PM
If so, you are not getting pressure to the caliper or its frozen solid. I'd start with a good brake system flush.
How many miles are on it?
Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:09 PM
In the past I had problems with the breaks overheating because the pads fit to tight in the channels.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:59 PM
I'd pull the bracket that the pads ride in as was suggested. File the bracket (after removing the stainless clips) to remove rust, reinstall clips. Then see how well the pads ride on those clips. Even new pads often need a little work with the file to get them to move easy enough. I add some anti-seize as well.
Going into this I'd think the caliper wouldn't be the most likely issue. You may be able to get an idea if it's totally frozen by trying to compress it.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:15 AM
I really hate to see cars that have brake work done at the large major chains (in our town the worse offender is Midas). They never clean anything, never lube anything, and just slap things back together. I have even seen cars come into our shop with actual hammer marks on the pads because they went into the slides hard, and the other shop just pounded them in!
Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:59 AM
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