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Some tips for changing front disc brake pads include doing one side and then the other, knowing in advance what kind of calipers the vehicle has, and being aware that only the lower bolt usually needs to be removed on th... More »

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A disc brake uses a set of calipers to press braking pads against a disc attached to the wheel. The friction from this contact slows the wheel and, by extension, slows the vehicle. Most cars have disc brakes attached to ... More »

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A proportioning valve compensates for timing differences in the deployment of disc brakes and drum brakes in cars that have both. Without proportioning, the disc brakes would engage before the drum brakes. The proportion... More »

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A disc brake uses a set of calipers to press braking pads against a disc attached to the wheel. The friction from this contact slows the wheel and, by extension, slows the vehicle. Most cars have disc brakes attached to ... More »

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Tips for brake caliper repair include using a floor jack and stands to lift and support the vehicle properly, working in a clean area, cleaning the caliper with brake cleaner and lubricating new seals with fresh brake fl... More »

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Symptoms of a failing brake caliper include the car pulling to one side or a grinding noise coming from the wheels while braking. A sudden decrease in gas mileage and a pungent smell of burning brakes are also indicative... More »

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Different things can cause brakes to make a grinding sound, including severe wear to the brake pads or something coming in contact with the brake caliper. As the pads become wore down, the caliper comes into direct conta... More »

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