Replace Brake Calipers yourself

Changing Brake Calipers yourself–manuals and video tutorials

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Changing Brake Calipers: video tutorials

Most viewed video tutorials on the installation of Brake Calipers

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    How to replace a front brake caliper on VW TRANSPORTER T4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a rear brake caliper on VW GOLF 4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Common questions about replacing a brake caliper

How do I detect a brake caliper failure?

A malfunction of this part is indicated by decreased braking efficiency, an overheating brake disc, and squeaks and vibrations of the caliper when the car is moving. The car may pull to one side when braking. Sometimes you may notice a burning smell. An inspection may show a leaking brake caliper. By rocking the caliper, it is easy to detect play in the guide pins.

Do I need to change brake calipers in pairs?

Replacing brake calipers in pairs is not necessary. These parts are quite durable and are changed as they fail. However, if you are also going to install new brake pads when carrying out the repair, then keep in mind that they should be changed as a set on an axle.

What are the signs of a seized brake caliper?

If a brake caliper is seized, the car pulls to one side when you press the brake pedal. This is due to a brake pad in the faulty part rubbing against the disc, causing the wheels to rotate at different speeds. In addition, the disc may overheat, which can be seen immediately after stopping the car: the component is red hot. When the brake pedal is released, you can hear squeaks and rattles, and the pedal may sink to the floor.