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Brakes front drivers side caliper keeps sticking annd wearing out pads; gets really hot too!

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Replace both front calipers and brake hoses and this sould fix your problem.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • M Trent Sep 10, 2008

    pobably should also replace both rotors as well.Hope this helps.

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Interesting, disc brakes don't normally stick. Since there is no tension pressure against the pads like drum brakes.

You indicated you replaced the right caliper and the master cylinder, but no mention of the disc or the piston (Some caliper assemblies are all in one, some are not.)

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Disc is contaminated with oil, grease, brake fluid etc, when you brake, it is absorbed by the pad, gets hot and sticks.

You didn't replace left caliper, piston isn't working well, sending all pressure to right side.

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