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Old 07-31-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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rear svt brakes sticking

as the title says the brake caliper is sticking on the passenger side and i dont know why? i took them almost off the other day to roll my fenders and i didnt take them completely off though (left a bolt in the bottom). i loosened the bolts yesterday that hold it on to the bracket and thought would fix it but it didnt, and i dont really have the money to buy a new caliper, can anyone give me any insight please!!?!?!


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It just needs a caliper rebuild kit installed. That will free it up. They get sticky with miles, age and heat. Just Brakes, etc. installs them all day long.
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If it still under warranty, i could just get a replacement right?
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You still have warranty on a first-generation Focus??

I'm not entirely clear on brake warranties, since I know that brakes are technically a wear item & aren't covered, but since this affects the functionality of the calipers themselves, it may be covered.

Since the car is older, I'd recommend getting all 4 calipers done, as it's only a matter of time (not very much) until another one starts sticking.
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as the title says the brake caliper is sticking on the passenger side and i dont know why? i took them almost off the other day to roll my fenders and i didnt take them completely off though (left a bolt in the bottom). i loosened the bolts yesterday that hold it on to the bracket and thought would fix it but it didnt, and i dont really have the money to buy a new caliper, can anyone give me any insight please!!?!?!
Is the caliper sticking? Or do you need caliper slide grease?
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Remove, thoroughly clean, and re-lube the slider pins/bolts.
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