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BRAKE CALIPERS EXPLAINED BY ENGINE FINDER
Brake calipers are an essential part of your braking system. When the brake pedal is actuated, brake fluid flows from the master cylinder to the calipers, then pressure is applied to the pistons, which in turn causes the caliper and brake pads to close on the brake disc slowing down the wheel. Most vehicles have two calipers, one on each of the two front wheels, although some have them on all four. Because they are exposed to high temperatures, the seals can become weak, and they also wear out due to rust and small leaks of brake fluid. If your caliper is faulty it is important to replace it quickly as it means your brakes will be less effective. Fortunately it is easy to replace,all vehicle makes and models at Engine Finder. Plus, our intuitive search function makes it easier to find the right one for your car.
SIGNS YOU NEED TO BUY
There are several signs that you need to buy new brake calipers, such as the ones we listed below:
Brake fluid leaks. One of the clearest indications that the calipers are failing is the brake fluid. If you see fluid after leaving the vehicle parked, or if you see signs of brake fluid on your vehicle’s wheel, it could be the result of a weakened seal in the brake calipers.
Soft brake. If the seal has weakened and the brake fluid is loosening, this will affect the resistance of the brake pedal when engaged. If the brake feels soft or spongy, it’s worth checking the condition of your caliper.
Noise. If you notice a high-pitched squeak it may be the result of several things, but a failed caliper is one of the causes.