What Are the Symptoms of Bad Calipers?

What Are the Symptoms of Bad Calipers?

Symptoms of bad brake calipers include unusual squeaking and squealing sounds and jerking that occurs during braking. A brake pad that is difficult to press down is also typically a sign of a caliper problem. Additionally, flashing brake lights can signal possible caliper problems and should never be ignored.

Other symptoms of a bad brake caliper are premature brake pad wear, leaking brake fluid in the caliper pistons and the car pulling to the side during braking.

Calipers can stick because of a lack of lubricant, which causes the same symptoms as a malfunctioning caliper. Before replacing a caliper, car owners should ensure that all moving parts are clean and properly lubricated.