On a usual visit for an oil change, the mechanic suggest brake change. After changing the rotor and pads, the front-right brake started over heating. The mechanic suggested that it might be the calipers so we replaced those too ... not the front-left brake is over heating ... and these are brand new rotors, pads, calipers ...
Please advise if i should give up on this mechanic and take it to the dealership ... its been two days already.
I have the same on A quest 99; changed the master cylinder by a after market one : Did not worked; Only solution : buy the original master cylinder and it will work like a charm. I got this from master mechanic and he nailed good.good luck
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Master cylinder and/or brake booster could be the problem. A tiny bit of air in the system will effect your braking abilty. A fault in the ABS system would prompt the computer to trigger the ABS light. If you have brake shoes on the rear, make sure they are properly adjusted. Hope this helps.
Hi, I don't know when you last had your brakes done, but it sounds as though your left front caliper is sticking when you apply your brakes. More then likely if it locks up the piston in the caliper is worn or damaged to the point of needing to replace it. If this is something you can do, if you are mechanically inclined, its not that difficult of a job. I would also check the rotors to see if they are scored to metal to metal, and if so, take them to Kragen auto to be turned. But change the caliper on the front left along with new pads and change the pads on the right front also. Check the rotor for wear also. This will take care of it locking up, this can be dangerous, I wouldn't put it off for long. This is your problem though, for sure! Please keep me in mind when its time to rate me, this will be kind of you. I wish you the best on this and keep me posted on the outcome. Sincerely, Shastalaker7 PS Left front as viewed from the drivers seat.
Your rotors should be fine but it also depends on who turned the rotors and how they were done.Considering the dealer replaced the pads they probably used a metallic pad which have been known to be a noisy .Id suggest you have a repair shop resurface your rotors again and install some ceramic brake pads.
Make sure the rotors (the disks that the tire rim are mounted on), are smooth. If they are rough, then they are wearing your break pads down. Even if the break pads are new, bad rotors will grind them down. Change the rotors...
The hard part is pressing the caliper piston abck into the caliper so you can get the new, thicker pads over the rotor. A large C Clamp works best.
SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake
2001 Villager Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Pads —Front Disc Brake
Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
Remove the front disc brake caliper bolts. torx bit. T20?
Support the front disc brake caliper from the front strut and spring assembly using mechanics wire.
Remove the front disc brake pads.
Remove the outboard front disc brake pad.
Remove the inboard front disc brake pad.
CAUTION: Make sure the master cylinder reservoir does not overfill and spill brake fluid while retracting the front disc brake caliper piston. NOTE: It is necessary to fully retract the front disc brake caliper piston in the bore before installing the front disc brake pads. Install the front disc brake pads.
Install the inboard front disc brake pad.
Install the outboard front disc brake pad.
Caution. The outer pads are left and right. put left on driver side.
Position the front disc brake caliper on the front-wheel knuckle and install the brake caliper pin bolts.
WARNING: It is necessary to depress the brake pedal several times to position the front disc brake caliper piston before driving the vehicle.
Remove wheel & tire,
remove 2 torx bolts that go from the inside to the outside of the vehicle. They are on the inner side of the brake caliper.
lift the caliper out of the rotor.
remove the brake pads.
To install, you must first squeeze the caliper piston back inot its bore. Do this slowly to prevent damage to the piston. You are forcing excess brake fluid back into the master cylinder reservoir. Slow constant pressure will get the job done. Use a large c clamp or a wooden hammer handel if that's all you have.
Fit the new brake pads in the calipers and slide the assembly back over the rotor.
install the 2 torx bolts, size 40? head I think.
You are done.
If rotors are scored bad, replace them too.