Question about 2002 Suzuki XL-7
WOW! I can see why you are frustrated. Sounds pretty expensive to me! Let's see if I can help you. Has anyone checked your brake hoses to your calipers? Sometimes they get damaged by letting the caliper hang by the brake hose when replacing the brake pads. Most mechanics are trained to wire the calipers up to support the weight so this damage does not occur. Unfortunately, some mechanics are in too big of a hurry (working for flat rate, plus commission) to do the job properly and the hoses get damaged at YOUR expense! I have been in this business a long time and I have seen this many times and it P****ses me off too! (I usually get stuck cleaning up the mess!)
Anyway, to check for hoses that are damaged this way, raise the vehicle and support it. Remove the wheels. Make sure the parking brake is set and the rear wheels blocked. Start the engine and press down HARD on the brake pedal, then release it. Then immediately shut the engine off and open the bleeder screws on the calipers. If fluid squirts out under pressure, your hoses are holding pressure on the calipers. Replace the hoses and this should take care of it. (DO NOT let the calipers hang by the new hoses!!!)
If this does not turn up the culprit, post a comment to this solution. I will get an Email to let me know that you posted a comment and I can give you a couple other things to check.
Posted on May 26, 2011
Alright, breaks are very simple. Please let me know what your vehicle is doing, so I can better assess the problem. Please be as specific as you can; describe noises, vibrations, rattling, etc. Are the breaks spongy (soft); does the front end shake when applying the brakes etc.
Thank you and I look forward to solving this with you.
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Posted on May 26, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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