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#1 Danny Sayer

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

I had new brakes fitted around a year ago. Recently the fronts have been sticking and getting very hot. What is the best to do. Get new calipers or is there something else I could do.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:01 PM

I had new brakes fitted around a year ago. Recently the fronts have been sticking and getting very hot. What is the best to do. Get new calipers or is there something else I could do.

You could spend some time trying to free them up but personally I would just replace them.

I had a caliper seize on my mk1 focus, didn't realise until it wiped out the wheel bearing with the heat!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

Thanks. If it a hard job to replace calipers...

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:04 PM

Thanks. If it a hard job to replace calipers...

 

No its not a hard job but you will need some knowledge of the braking system, ie how to fit pads, bleed brakes.

 

If you do decide to change, get yourself a brake hose clamp - about a fiver. And you will need an assistant to help bleed the brakes also



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:28 PM

before changing the calipers check that its not another problem causing the binding like a collapsed flexi brake hose.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

They have only been sticking on and off. They are ok again now. Not sure what's going on.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:34 AM

Sounds like the slides etc need greased up

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