The parking brake and hydraulics are where you’ll find any service issues.
When you think about the braking system of a vehicle, you probably think about the major parts you see when removing the wheel: brake pads, rotors, calipers and maybe hydraulics. However, one of the most important parts of the system isn’t visible: brake fluid. Brake fluid comes in several formulations for different applications and plays
Caliper replacement may be necessary in high-mileage vehicles because of fluid leaks or because the calipers are sticking.
With these vehicles, the major aggravation for shops is brake noise and uneven brake pad wear.
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The files now have a two-component rubber handle for a more comfortable and economic grip.
Pulling a wheel allows for a better inspection of the brakes. This video is sponsored by NRS Brakes.
Raybestos Element3 brake calipers come with 100-percent-new components, no core return and lower warranty rates.
Before you throw out the old brake pads or order a new set, take a good look at them. This video is sponsored by ADVICS.
When you install the caliper, the banjo bolt gets fed through the end of the brake hose and mounts to the inlet of the caliper.
Andrew Markel discusses replacing brake calipers, and why using a wire wheel before installation may shorten its service life. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.