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My toyota mr2 front brakes are staying on.do i need a new caliber

My toyota mr2 mrk 2 brakes are not right.do i need a new caliber,will another caliber off a toyota do the job.

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  • richardculle Jan 05, 2009

    tank you Ed.the right hand wheel locked up the other night.i took the brakes apart and cleand the caliber. I do not tink what i done will keep working much longer.Is this a problum with the MR2.could it be anyting els.

  • richardculle Jan 05, 2009

    yes the caliper was easy to move.i never done much looking at the slides.is that where the two bolts go true.

  • richardculle Jan 05, 2009

    OK ed ill look at the car tomorrow,ill clean and oil the slides and look at the pads.see if theres rust on it.tank you for your help.ill let you know how i got on.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    If the caliper piston retracted into the bore easily, the caliper itself is not an issue. What I would check are the following: Is there any rust buildup between the pads and where the pads are held? If so, the rust will hold the pads "on"...Also, the whole caliper assembly needs to move freely back and forth on those top bolts, if it is stuck, the pads will wear out prematurely.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Did the RF caliper piston compress easily, and were the slides on top of the caliper moving freely?

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    You did not specify what the problem is.



    If you need caliper replacements, the calipers on a MR2 do NOT change with any other model.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    what socket will I need for the bolts on the front brakes to the calibers... and yes I am a women that knows nothing about brakes please help

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1.The fault can be differant places. Are your brakes spounge - Check for air in the line
2.Are they low - Needs adjustmemt
3.Are they hard - Booster problem or non return valve on the vacuum pipe.
4.Brake hoses (rubber ones) are old and is starting to block the flow of the fuide
5.Bad disc pads.
6.Chech the wheel bearings for play.

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Richard,

Check for free sliding of the caliper,one of the biggest problems with the MR2 is the caliper not sliding.

Check to see that the pads are worn evenly,if not then it's caliper sticking :)

If thats the case then post back and I'll give you a full solution :)

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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