Question about 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
I have a 1997 vw jetta vr6, 2.8. I hear a loud rubbing sound when driving. As of present I have changed everything that had to do with brakes but the calipers. I did change the O-rings in the calipers. I think my front caliper pistons are sticking or maybe the calipers are not releasing completing. Please advise.
Your pads NORMALLY will ride on the disks, they will NOT normally make any rubbing sound.
I doubt your calipers are stuck unless you drove into the seawater at Daytona or something similiar. To test, chock rear wheels, jack up front of car, spin L and then R wheels by hand, if they spin whthout much effort, your front caliper pistons are probably fine. Flip car around and repeat for other end;~)
You may find one of the rear wheels has a grinding feeling and some play if you grab it top and bottom and try to wiggle perpendicular to the line of travel. If this is the case you need a wheel bearing, could be on the front bearing, but my jetta experience says rear bearing (twice).
DO NOT BUY CALIPERS unless you know they are bad, they shouldn't be bad and they are expensive.
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