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Old 01-07-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default How many of you has had to replace brake calipers?

I had my front left brake caliper lock up on me recently. So when I ordered the the new (used) caliper I also oredered some hawk brake pads all the way around. I got the pads first and started to put them on. I had trouble putting on the rear left pads. With a closer look I found out that one is locking up too. WTF! Is it common for that to happen. On the rear one I can see that there is a small tear in the seal that caused the rust. On the front the seal just got worn I think. But I only have 80000 on it and it a 96. I hat spending money on OEM parts. I wish a could justify the cost of a big brake kit.
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The PO of my car had a bear of a time getting all the brakes on my car into decent working shape. But better him than me! And now I have 4 rebuildable calipers sitting in a box in case something goes wrong.
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Old 01-07-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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I had to replace my pass. rears at like 60k. Only knew when I went to change pads and the inside was worn uneven and completely through. then I couldn't adjust them out. I read that the rears are common to lock-up.
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I bought Beast with 220K on the clock. I almost put her in a ditch one day so I decided it was time for new tires (they were dry rotted). Since I was doing the tires I figured it would be time for new brake pads, brake lines, etc. When I went to change the pads this is what my slider pins looked like (I snapped one in half pulling it out). It is a miracle I didn't die in a fiery crash because there was no way my brakes were working (i.e. one pad looked new and the other was almost completely gone - both on the same wheel):

I had a 30K set of calipers from my totalled Miata so I threw them on there. BTW, my thoughs on Big Brake kits are this - instead of putting bigger brakes on, just drop some weight off the car and make your current brakes work better!
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:49 PM   #5
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The parts department at Ford dealerships should have the same kick *** thick as **** caliper slide lube/dielectric grease that the techs use. Its outstanding stuff unlike most the junk at the autoparts store.

Found the part number D7AZ-19A331-A

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