Auto Systems and Repair: Brake Caliper

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • The brake pads on one wheel may wear unevenly
  • The vehicle may pull to one side when braking
  • Brake fluid loss

Related Repair Advice

  • A vehicle may have calipers at each front wheel, or at all four wheels
  • We recommend the brake calipers be replaced in pairs and the brake hydraulic system flushed when calipers are replaced
  • Brake calipers require replacement when they are leaking fluid or if one or more of the caliper pistons have become stuck
  • The shop should inspect the entire brake system and verify that the vehicle stops efficiently and in a straight line