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Rear and front brake caliper for my car

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Replace a Spare part Brake caliper – a defective one or if the limit of use has been already reached. Find out useful information about Brake caliper

Faults of disc brake caliper
  • caliper offset;
  • wear and tear, mechanical damage or corrosion of caliper bracket;
  • deformation of the caliper;
  • jamming of the piston in the caliper;
  • wear of caliper pads;
  • damage or deformation of the bracket;
  • failure of the piston boots.
Symptoms of disc brake caliper faults
  • uneven braking;
  • knocking in the suspension, which disappears during braking;
  • abnormal sounds during braking (whistle, rattle, creak);
  • vibration of the wheels when pressing the brake pedal;
  • the vehicle pulling to one side during braking;
  • brakes binding.
Causes of disc brake caliper faults
  • use of low-quality lubricants and spare parts;
  • use of inappropriate lubricant or its incompatibility with the parts;
  • looseness of caliper mountings;
  • ingress of air into the braking system;
  • contamination or foreign objects getting into the system;
  • incorrect installation and adjustment of the caliper;
  • aggressive driving style.

Diagnosis of the brake caliper is necessary to carry out at least once a month. You should assess its structural condition and operation of the entire brake system. To do this, make a few test stops of the car, after accelerating up to 60-80 km/h on a dry flat road. The braking distance must be even and the braking process smooth and silent.

It is also necessary to check the amount of lubricant in the system, and fastening. A more detailed analysis should be done in a service shop. This requires the complete dismantling of the system and its cleaning from grease and brake fluid. System diagnostics should be done every 15 000-20 000 kilometers. It is also worth remembering that the front calipers wear 2-3 times faster than the rear ones.

Repair and replacement of a disk brake caliper

The caliper is a very wear-resistant part, so repair works are quite relevant, because they allow you to save money and effort. You should first disconnect the item and using sandblasting at a service shop completely clear it of oil and brake fluid. Then you need to calibrate the part and replace the seals.

In case of a serious damage only the caliper replacement is required. This work is also necessary to be entrusted to the professionals, because the entire brake system performance will depend on correctness of the installation.

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FAQ: Frequently asked questions
Which brake caliper design is better: fixed or floating?

Floating type components are used on most cars. They are compact, easy in maintenance and repair. However, they are poorly protected from moisture and dirt, which causes corrosion. Moreover, devices of this type are sensitive to impacts and vibrations.

Heavier vehicles and sports cars are equipped with fixed calipers. The disadvantages of this type of mechanism are the high price and expensive servicing. They serve longer, are not prone to breakdown, and ensure more efficient braking.

What kind of lubricants are used for brake calipers?

Special lubricants available as paste or in spray form are used. They can be divided into three groups:

  • High-temperature anti-seize products with metal additives. They are applied on the bracket, anti-squeal shims, and the back side of the brake pads.
  • Heat-resistant mineral oil based products. They are suitable for lubricating the guide pins if the brakes are operated under moderate loads.
  • Products based on synthetic oils. They are suitable for applying on all moving elements of the part.

The choice of a specific lubricant depends on your driving style. For instance, sporty driving suggests high loads on the brake system, and, as a result, it overheats. In this case, opt for a high-temperature lubricant. Other types of pastes are suitable for calm driving.

How do I remove a brake caliper?

The sequence of steps may vary depending on the vehicle model. Follow the repair instructions for your car. Typically, the procedure is as follows:

  1. Open the bonnet.
  2. Unscrew the brake fluid tank cap.
  3. Lift the car.
  4. Remove the wheel.
  5. Disconnect the brake hose from the suspension strut and install a brake hose clamp on it.
  6. Unscrew the hose from the caliper.
  7. Pull the brake pads away from the disc.
  8. Unscrew the fasteners of the component and remove it.