Testing a brake caliper to see if it's sticking

I have re-made this video with a more detailed explanation. The new video is called "Trouble shooting brake caliper issues" and the link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpUO7sqg_jw

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How to diagnose a locked up brake caliper
In this video I'll show you how to properly diagnose a locked up brake caliper. Usually, when brakes lock up on one wheel its caused by either a locked up caliper piston, stuck caliper slide pins, or a clogged flex hose going to the caliper. In this video you will find out how to test each of these components in order to get an acurate diagnosis of your brake problem. Please note: Caliper pistons made of phenolic material can be brittle and break when pried against. It is recommended to use a caliper piston Compressor tool so on these type calipers to prevent damage to the pistons. Barbour's Auto Help is not responsible for any damage or personal injury incurred in the process of performing any auto repairs done by you the viewer. It is the viewers responsibility to verify all information and procedures as outlined in YOUR REPAIR MANUAL AND OWNERS MANUAL FOR YOUR VEHICLE. Owning and using a repair manual suited for your vehicle is essential for correctly and safely performing ANY repair to your vehicle. Always wear safety glasses and heed all instructions for use applicable to any piece of equipment you may use. You can do it. Do it right and do it safely.





Ford Quick Tips #73: Quickly Diagnose a Sticking Brake Caliper w/ One Simple Test
In this video we go over a few tips you can use to quickly diagnose a sticking disc brake caliper. If you find the caliper is sticking follow this video here to replace it right- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zbXNMu9Gww A good set of line wrenches is a must- http://amzn.to/2osakFB When replacing a Caliper it's best to get a complete unit w/ bracket so it's all new- http://amzn.to/2o1tzF1 My Company BSG Automotive offers Auto Repair services in the greater Chicagoland area. Website: http://www.bsgautomotive.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BSGautomotive Catch up with us on- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FordTechMakuloco Twitter: http://twitter.com/FordTechMak Instagram: http://instagram.com/fordtechmakuloco/ My company YouTube Channel- BSG Automotive providing repair advice on makes and models other than Ford: http://www.youtube.com/c/BSGAutomotive1 Disclaimer: The information, demonstration and any content contained in this video is for informational purposes only. The user and BSG Automotive (hereinafter “FordTechMakuloco”) makes no warranty, express or implied, regarding the effectiveness or safety of the contents of this video. In no way should the contents of the video, including the tools used, be repeated or tried by anyone. Viewers should only seek the help of a trained professional located at a licensed auto repair shop for any fix, modification, alteration, or any change to their vehicle. FordTechMakuloco shall not be liable for any injury, damage, or loss to any person or property that may result from use of the tools, equipment, or any content contained in this video. In addition, there is no way to guarantee that the video is not altered or modified or is not in the final form submitted by FordTechMakuloco and therefore, FordTechMakuloco does not warrant that the video is unaltered or not modified. The links on this video to products are for informational purposes only and in no way are an endorsement of the safety or effectiveness of the particular product. Viewers understand that anything contained in this video or linked to or from this video is the sole responsibility of the viewer and in no way provides an express or implied warranty as to the safety or effectiveness of any linked tool, product, or video. Therefore, viewer agrees to release, waive, and discharge FordTechMakuloco or anyone affiliated with FordTechMakuloco, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the viewer, or to any property belonging to viewer, regardless of whether the loss is linked to the use of the contents of this video, or otherwise and regardless of whether such liability arises in tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise, to the fullest extent allowed by law.





Stuck Brake Caliper or Bad Rubber Brake Line
Stuck Brake Caliper or Bad Rubber Brake Line. Video link to bad hose. https://youtu.be/O9dh3P3eD2E Make sure the brake caliper is what is stuck and not trouble with the rubber flex line. In this video I try and show how I determine if the brake caliper is stuck, the slides are stuck ,or a rubber flex line is causing the issue. If you try and push the piston back in the caliper by sticking a screwdriver in and pulling,it will give you a good indication of what the issue is. You may also need to loosen a bleeder or a banjo bolt to test the line . By relieving brake fluid pressure , if the brake caliper goes in easy then chances is the rubber flex line is the issue. Thanks for watching,rating,commenting and subscribing car repair





How to lubricate caliper slider pins
Loosen caliper mounting bolts & slider pins , remove caliper, grease slider pins, re-assemble




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