Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 13:08:45 +0100 From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com> Subject: Re: Random vibration followed by very hot wheel.
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