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. Created with MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2016 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.
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
How to Unstick Frozen Brake Caliper Pistons
Extraction kit pump adapter hose now available: https://mercedessource.com/store/frozen-brake-caliper-piston-removal-pump-a dapter-hose If you can rebuild a brake caliper you can save a lot of money, especially on certain older model and collector cars. The challenge on many is how to get the pistons out - especially if the car has sat idle for a long time and the pistons are frozen or stuck. Kent demonstrates three common methods used and then introduces his new method using a high pressure hydraulic pump. Links to other products discussed in this video: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=pop%20tester
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.