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How do I check a seized brake caliper of my car? Is it Safe to Drive with a Stuck Caliper?

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  • How do I check a seized brake caliper of my car? Is it Safe to Drive with a Stuck Caliper?


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Answer #1 | 05/06 2017 13:20
Jack up the car and try to rotate the wheel by hand. The pads should lightly brush the rotor but no more. It's worth dismantling the caliper in situ and cleaning all the sliding surfaces with a fine wire brush. After that apply a thin smear of brake grease to all the sliding surfaces. Use a lever to check that the piston retracts into the caliper. If it doesn't move with some effort a new caliper is needed.
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