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How do i know the caliper is faulty - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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A good way to find out is after driving feel if the tire area that you think is bad feels hot.Don`t touch the caliper.Just feel the rim area.If it is hot then the caliper is hanging up and should be replaced.

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If you have a caliper not working it will pull to the side that is working / the harder you apply the brake the more it will pull . that's a bad caliper

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