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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 and Replace a Bad Brake Caliper -EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Brakes are a common DIY project but I often get asked about brake calipers and how to check if they're bad. This video not only shows how to find a bad brake caliper but also how to replace it. It is recommended that you do both sides when you find a faulty brake caliper but it's not necessary. If you're on a budget you can just do one but you might experience a pull to one side when braking if you do this. Otherwise you can follow the steps in this video for caliper replacement. I use my 1997 Subaru Legacy L in this video but the principals and techniques apply to many vehicles both domestic and imported. Silicone Paste: http://www.amazon.com/3M-08946-Clear-Silicone-Paste/dp/B005RNEH5O/ref=sr_1_ 1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359634865&sr=8-1&keywords=3m+silicone+paste Spongy Brake Pedal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIQIBLGoZJ4 Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/43237- how-to-diagnose-and-replace-a-faulty-caliper#47950 Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How to Spot and Service a Stuck Rear Caliper - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ During the used car inspection that I did on my Subaru I found evidence that the rear calipers weren't doing their job so I decided to make this video of how I handled the situation. It's been about a month since I shot this video and even though I didn't machine the rotors they are actually much better than they were, I don't hear any noise and the car stops fine so you may also be able to get away without machining the rotors. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How to Diagnose and Repair a Sticking Brake Caliper
The common braking system uses hydraulic principles to slow or stop your vehicle. Today's modern auto incorporates electronic technologies working together with efficient hydraulics to get the job done. Diagnosing brake problems requires a good knowledge of how the system operates and experience in the field. This video looks at a Chevrolet Corvette that is pulling to the left. It had the brake pads and rotors previously changed so we dive into what is causing the car to pull.





Installing Front Disc Brakes - AutoZone Car Care
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/brakeJob/brakeJob.jsp In the second installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - Brake Job Series, Bruce Bonebrake shows you how to inspect your disc brake system. Learn how to replace brake pads and brake rotors in this step-by-step video. Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com





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





Stuck Brake Caliper or Bad Rubber Brake Line
Stuck Brake Caliper or Bad Rubber Brake Line. 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





Brake Job Series - Rear Caliper Replacement
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/brakeJob/brakeJob.jsp In the fifth chapter of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - Brake Job Series, Bruce Bonebrake shows you how to inspect and install rear calipers with integrated parking brake. Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com





How To Check Your Brakes and Do A Brake Job Disc Brakes 101 1AAuto.com
http://www.1aauto.com/1A/BrakePadAndRotorKits 1A Auto takes you through an introductory course on disc brakes. Mike Green shows you the basics of brake operation, what to look for to determine if you might need new brakes, and how to replace your brake rotors and pads if you need them. This video is applicable to most vehicles with disc style brakes.





How to find out if you have a sticking caliper or bad flex hose
How to determine if your brake caliper is not realeasing, or if the pressure that is causing it to stick is not in the caliper





How to Change Tie Rods (inner and outer tie rod ends)
How to replace inner and outer tie rods, How to replace tie rod ends, How to replace tie rods. How to check to see if your tie rod is bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brI2feYiEi8 This video will show you in depth how to change the inner and outer tie rods of your car or truck. You need a special tool, an inner tie rod end tool, to complete the job (this can be rented for free at your local parts store). The job straight forward and anyone with basic tools can do it! **If the video helped, please give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. Leave any questions or comments below and I will answer them as well.** My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 My Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFix6 Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 How to replace Drum Brakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FYRwfKNHxw How to replace Differential Fluid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmqMUJb-E4M How to fix a Squeaky Belt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF3W-vHPYHg How to replace a Wheel Bearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPs-QALECqs Replacing a Rack & Pinion Type Inner Tie Rod DIY, How to change a tie rod on your vehicle, tie rod replacement, tie rod end replacement, tie rod end check, tie rod noise, tie rod end removal, tie rod end, tie rod removal, tie rod adjustment, tie rod, fix tie rod, tie rods, tie rod ends, inner tie rod, outer tie rod, tierod, toyota camry alignment, tj death wobble, yukun tie rod, u-joint replacement, ball joint separator, bellows boot, steering rack boot, camry tie rod, k30 tie rod, steering parts, alignment wheel, wheel alignment, satrun tie rod, saturn tie rod, tierod adjustment, tie rod adjustment, tie-rod, separate tie rod, tie rod separator, tie rod adjuster, Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.





Solving Engine Performance Issues (Part 1) - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ See Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAKwCzUE_9M Vacuum leaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPqbaSgcok+ Voltage leaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-U9WqJfaJs Power Balance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAOmUjAjNjE Compression testing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_tbksFYhl4 Leak down testing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgrfT0LFMhc&feature=relmfu I get a lot of questions via email and over at the forum about the steps to take when you encounter a performance issue like my Subaru's hesitation issue and I often feel like I sound like a broken record when I cover the basic steps that I cover when encountering a situation like that. My main point here is that if you have a performance problem and you're going to throw parts at the problem start with the basics before you to off and start replacing sensors that you suspect are a problem, if you don't have evidence of a faulty sensor then don't start there start with the simple tune up items and check for vacuum leaks and air leaks as I've shown here and I believe you'll have better results and save yourself some money in the process. In short the rule of KISS applies, Keep It Simple Stupid. If you have questions about your own engine performance issues head over to my website and either ask the search function or ask the forum, we'd be happy to help. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How to bleed brakes using the " One person " method
One person brake bleeding method used to purge air from brake lines. This method can also be used to change the brake fluid





How To Replace Brake Fluid - EricTheCarGuy
As I said in the video I've been asked about this video for some time and I was happy to get the opportunity to make it. Now that I think about it however I did not address ABS systems in this video however the Subaru used does have ABS. For the most part, you can replace the brake fluid and not have to worry about the ABS, however in some cases you might need to bleed the system with a scan tool in order to get the brakes to work properly. Be sure to check the service manual of the vehicle you're working on before committing to bleeding at the wheels. If you're just removing the fluid in the master cylinder, you should not have to worry about the ABS at all. If you're having brake problems, check out this article I wrote on handling brake problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Front Brake Caliper Dissection/Rebulid -EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ If you're wondering what makes a front brake caliper work or you're just curious about what's inside one this video is for you. After replacing the front calipers on my Subaru I decided to dissect one of the calipers to show you what's inside and how a caliper works. This video shows that operation. I don't recommend you rebuild calipers as often I find that the piston or the caliper bore is rusted up so much that it requires machining to repair. Even after you clean the rust there may be enough pitting to prevent a good seal. However if you have an application where a caliper is difficult to find or parts are prohibitively expensive this is the way to go. Otherwise I'd recommend purchasing calipers that have already been rebuilt. Here's a link to the video about Front Caliper Replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UqTgYgd0Mk Discussion about this video: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/43388 -brake-caliper-dissectionrebuild-video#49044 Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy
How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ This is probably one of the most popular questions that I get so I'm happy to bring you this one because I know it's going to save me some typing. I may have missed a couple of things but I believe I've covered the basics on this one so this video should give you more than enough to start with. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.




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