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Old 03-15-2019, 10:19 AM
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I replaced rear brake pads recently to find the driver side worn out while passenger was in decent condition, like half life on that side. Now maybe 2 months later the driver side is growling when brake applied and intermittent noise while driving. Not always, and periodically the noise will go away if I tap the brake lightly. Thinking I have a bad caliper on the driver side brake? Any help confirming diagnosis or other things to look for extremely appreciated
 
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I had this just other day, did new brake pads all around and had front rotors cut. Week later passenger rear was getting hot from just short trips, other 3 rims cool. Bad caliper- when I disconnected brake line from that caliper I could not even get it to retract with a large “C” clamp. Replaced, had buddy help bleed air, all good.

So I guess if you removed it from rotor, leave fluid line connected. Remove cap under hood to fill it. Put a “c” clamp to it and see if you can get it to go back in. Then, replace cap on fill under hood, press brake pedal and see if comes back out some? History for me over 20 years has been when bad they just don’t release (aka: retract).
 
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Thanks Trukntigger, researched through many posts here and came to the conclusion I'll just replace the caliper. Inspect the flex line and do pads and rotor while it's all apart, maybe get a rebuild kit and go over the caliper after the fact to develop another skill!
 
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I would do the line before the caliper. Could save money
 
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Originally Posted by DonL View Post
I would do the line before the caliper. Could save money
Ditto
 
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