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Andreu 11-16-2012 05:07 PM

I kill brake calipers
 
Just took off my front passenger caliper to see the the top piston is frozen and will not move. this is my 5th caliper. what am i doing wrong??

Strizzy 11-16-2012 05:16 PM

Driving it is what you're doing wrong.

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea....html?t=108079

ripemeat 11-16-2012 05:31 PM

the car is telling you to slow the F down

Andreu 11-17-2012 10:11 AM

Oook.. Thanks guys.

laff79 11-17-2012 10:16 AM

you must auto-x to go through 5 calipers

Andreu 11-17-2012 05:29 PM

I dont though :-/

AZP Installs 11-18-2012 09:37 AM

5 seems excessive. I would use a different rebuild kit or replacement caliper. Try OEM?

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naimouasta 11-19-2012 08:24 AM

when was the last time you completely flushed your brake fluid? as it gets older it picks up water and gunk, which gets the caliper pistons stuck.

AZP Installs 11-19-2012 09:08 AM

True that. You should be flushing every 3/36k.

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PeterJMC 11-19-2012 09:16 AM

+1 on completing a full brake fluid flush too.

Are your brake pads or rotors within acceptable tolerances according to the service manual? Maybe the pistons have been pushed out too far due to excessively worn pads/rotors.

Are you purchasing the calipers from the same place every time? Have you tried an OEM replacement rather than a AutoZone/Advance Auto Parts rebuild unit?

BAC5.2 11-19-2012 09:27 AM

What calipers are you using? Reman? New? OEM? A1 Cardone?

If it's the SAME caliper every time, it's unlikely that it's a fluid problem. He'd have to bleed at least that corner every time he replaced the fluid.


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