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What causes a brake caliper to stick?

What causes a brake caliper to stick?

Brake calipers are one of the most important components of modern disc brake systems. They work with the brake pads and rotors, as well as the rest of the hydraulic system, to slow and stop the vehicle. When the brake pedal is depressed, brake fluid pressure is pushed through the master cylinder to the caliper, which extends the piston and forces the pads against the rotors to slow the vehicle....

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How to clean a brake caliper?

How to clean a brake caliper?

Today we're going to take a look at how to clean a brake caliper. Brake calipers are sometimes remarkable pieces of equipment, adorned with a beautiful rim. On sports cars, they're often colored, but they can get dirty very quickly. Brake dust from every braking action is spread throughout the wheel, staining both the caliper and the rim. Cleaning a brake caliper may require a bit of engineering or equipment....

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Brake caliper replacement - Tips and instructions!

Brake caliper replacement - Tips and instructions!

Why replace a brake caliper? A brake caliper is an important part of any disc brake.  There is usually one per wheel, but there may be more on some models of very powerful or heavier vehicles. The functionality of the caliper is largely responsible for the braking performance of the vehicle.  In the event of a malfunction, the calipers will not apply sufficient pressure to the pads, causing an imbalance...

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How long do brake calipers last?

How long do brake calipers last?

Your car's braking system is made up of several parts that must work together to stop the car. Most car owners take their brake system for granted until something goes wrong. Your car's brake calipers are the parts that hold the brake pads in place and apply pressure to the vehicle's rotors when it's time to stop. The calipers are connected to rubber brake hoses that carry brake fluid from...

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