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i have noticed that the front near side disc has a lip on the edge were as the front off side hasnt . has anyone had a problem with sticking front calipers if so has anyone got any fixs . (car is not pulling when driven even in braking)
also i am thinking of getting black diamond discs and green stuff pads any tips on fitting.
 

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hi mate, em If the calipur is sticking your best bet is to get a new one cost around £75-£95, unless somehow you can loosen it up, my calipers were changed 10,000miles ago when car reached 80,000miles, Mayb its just wear on the brake disc or wear its warped slightly, iam sure the others will pop along in a min with a few ideas and how to fit discs, i no john put up a diagram on one of the threads...............



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oh forgot to say if one calipur needs changing change the other one at the same time coz otherwise the old one will cease up on the other side!
 

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What ever you do dont use ebc disks when you replace them as they CRACK!!!

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yeh i have heard that about the ebc discs . i am gong to get wheel of at the weekend and have a good look . im not sure if the caliper is sticking on the near side would cause the car to pull to the off side when accelerating or it might be that ive got a bush gone
 

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Hi karlharcourt

Make sure the tracking is ok on the car get anice flat road and let go off the steering wheel for a few sec if it wonders badly they tracking prob needs done, the caliper you can free up (temp measure), get some one to sit in car to pump brake pedal,take the lid off the master cylinder and work the piston back and forth, and spray with wd40, but really you might have to replace the 2 calipers unless other one is fine, needforspeed is prob the cheapest place it will be in the part section on here.

Andy
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i have the balck diamond and they seem fine to me
 

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Hi Karl

Just because theres a lip on the rim of the disc doesnt mean its sticking. Check the wheels temperature with your hand the alloy should not get too hot - compare near and off side. If there the same temperature its probably just that the pads on one side are slightly higher than the other side of the car. Perfectly reasonable given the engineering tollerances.

Another easy way is to jac the car up and spin the wheel - it should spin freely ....


If its not broke dont fix it :)

If you find it is sticking free the cliper ( flick it up ) and work the piston in and out. there not a know fault with the MX6 calipers so it would be unusual.

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back ones ken, and i don't know who came up with that as mine still stick on the rear.


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92' - 94' have a design fault with the rear calipers.

Just because yours isnt in this year doesnt mean they will not seize ;) . The design fault is with the handbrake mechanism so only effect applying the handbrake and not releasing the disc after release - hence my comment int he othe rthread to pull the hand brake to test ..

Come on Ken - Your a mod now :p

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I stand corrected.
However, I'm sure that when Roland had his front caliper problem a while ago, I mentioned that I'd had the same problem with my Xedos6 and one of you good people here said that it was a design fault with the Xedos and early MX6's...

G-Force said:
Come on Ken - Your a mod now :p
That's Mod, not flippin' Genius! That's Einstein's job description. :D

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Hehe - Your doing a good job Ken - Im just keeping you on your toes })
 

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You got me thinking about the front brakes as it seems that it's a common fault on my year of car so I checked how hot the wheels got.

Bloody hell!

After a little drive they were roasting so I thought there maybe something wrong (not taking into account my driving style) so I went out again and found a road that I knew I could cruise about at 60ish and then could coast to stop with out using the brakes much (conveniently into a pub car park) and they were stone cold.

Not much help but I now know that my 6 seems to be ok for the time being. Also the green stuff pads seems to chuck out a lot of dust - Is this common?

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EBC stuff pads do throw out a fair bit of "dust" - probably nothing to worry about ..


If they were sticking your performance and MPGs would be down .... ( Jack the car up and spin the wheels - they should be easy to turn and spin ... )

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Cheers G,

The performance seems fine and the MPG is no worse than it was before (ie: rubbish - but that's down to me, probably!).

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I had a sticking front caliper a couple of months ago. Symptoms were hot wheel after a short journey (I mean seriously hot - whiffy and on occasion smokey), and wobblywheel at 60+ (due to disc warping with heat). Quick fix is to drive over cats-eyes and or potholes to try to jar caliper apart (at least until next time you use the brakes), however, this method probably contributed to the rapid demise of various suspension bushes since.

An easy way to tell is to see if the car will roll on a level road - drive at walking pace, then pull clutch in - if you coast to a stop, you're laughing, if you feel the car 'dragged' to a stop, you've either got sticking brakes, or you've run over a dog.
Tried cleaning the piston and slidey things, which didn't work for long, so got a used caliper from a scrappie for 20 notes (I can think of much better things to spend my hard earned on than new caliper...)


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A seriously overheating caliper is not normally down to the caliper, but more likely a worn wheel bearing.

When the bearnig is shot, the wheel will wobble about, and the only thing holding it together, is the brake caliper... so the pads are in contact much more than normal.

fairly easy job to replace, but they do tend to "weld" themselves in... and they arn't that cheap either..

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(I can think of much better things to spend my hard earned on than new caliper...)
Been there, seen it, done it, now dont take this the wrong way but your brakes are your life ! and others!

I can tell you by experience that in the end there not worth the hassle of mucking about with .

I've just spent the money on a new set up front and see what a differance they do make

John I will have to disagree with you on the worn wheel bearings being the most likly cause , yes this would cause this prob, but past history of these calipers must first point to partial piston seizure.

roland :) now stopping in style :p
 

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Roland,
Well, I can understand your point, but take it to it's logical conclusion - If I assume that you bought your car secondhand, did you immediately replace braking / steering / suspension systems, on the grounds that you dont know the full history of these safety related items?
More likely, you checked over these before buying to satisfy yourself of their condition.
Thats exactly what I did with my second-hand caliper, but with the added advantage of being able too peel back the boot and check the piston condition and action. If I wasn't happy with it, I wouldn't fit it.

Someone more cynical than myself might suggest comments such as yours likely come from someone with an interest in the new parts industry, and lets not forget that new parts are not immune to failure.

Safety is more dependant upon the application of intelligence and common sense than paying out for the most expensive option.

Hope you don't take my comments the wrong way, but I just cant resist a friendly argument ;-)

Cheers,
SP
 
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