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Is it possible that my piston in my brake caliper is fine even if my caliper isn't working and my brakes are hot and making a rubber smell. The place that changed my brakes and rotors is saying there is no way they caued my brakes to do this, but my dealership is saying that they are to blame. The shop is saying it is internal and that it should be covered under warranty, but the dealer says the shop replaced the brakes wrong. who is to trust?

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  • Larry Trisch
    Larry Trisch Mar 18, 2011

    is it just one brake not releasing? was this happeneng before the pads were replaced?

  • maxwell959 Mar 18, 2011

    Yes just one break pad. Rear passenger side. The breaks and rotors were done before christmas. This wasn't happening before, it just started about two weeks ago.

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In your case the dealer is correct

You went to a shop with no problems,
and now they put some in there

They should close up, and seek a
career change. No excuse for that kind of work

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2011

    This is how I get in trouble 10 times a night
    You never said the work was done 4 months ago
    or just one brake with an issue

  • maxwell959 Mar 18, 2011

    So who do you think is telling the truth then?

  • maxwell959 Mar 18, 2011

    Do you think that it is the dealer's issue to fix under warranty seeing it just started acting up and the breaks were done a 2 1/2 months ago?

  • maxwell959 Mar 18, 2011

    Would it have taken this long to act up if it was the shop that installed the breaks wrong?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2011

    Brake are expendable parts and NEVER covered under
    warrantee
    I still think the work was done wrong
    I don't see your reasoning ,asking about a dealer fixing another
    shops work!!
    You may have other issues not addressed in Dec

  • maxwell959 Mar 18, 2011

    They are both blaming it on the caliper. I just don't know if it was the work done that caused he caliper to not work or if it is a manufacture issue.

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