Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 15:43:44 -0400
From: "dfra" <dfranopsamulink.com>
Subject: Re: Random vibration followed by very hot wheel.


And the winner is; One stuck caliper. Cannot be serviced, therefore $89.00 for a rebuilt + labour. "Grunff" <grunffnopsam.com> wrote in message news:bg5o4o$l41o5$1nopsam52899.news.uni-berlin.de... > dfra wrote: > > Last night I jacked up the car. There was no movement in the wheel. There > > was a considerable amount of brake dust everywhere and the wheel was very > > difficult to turn. > > Bingo - sounds like your caliper is sticking, and has most > probably warped the disk. (well done those who suggested it) > > Remove the pads and the caliper. You *may* be able to free it up > like this: > > With the caliper unbolted and you holding it in your hand, get > someone to pump the brake pedal 2-3 times slowly. This will push > the piston out of the caliper (not til it falls out!). Spray > some silicone oil on the piston, then retract it into the > caliper with a G clamp. > > Repeat the in/out procedure a few times to loosen the piston. > > Replace your caliper. You will probably need a new disk (should > replace both at the same time), and should also replace the pads > (both sides). > > If the caliper sticks again, then you'll need a rebuilt caliper > - around 50. > > -- > Grunff >

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