Go Back   Subaru Impreza Forum - WRX STI Rally Performance Tuning > Subaru Impreza General > Subaru Impreza Discussions

Subaru Impreza Forum

Caliper trouble
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 13 Aug 2010, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
Regular Scooby
 
KaraK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Cumbria, UK
Posts: 189
Send a message via MSN to KaraK
Caliper trouble

Took my '02 WRX for new brake pads this morning only to be told that each caliper has a seized piston (it's the bottom one at the back on both if that makes sense), the garage told me that "you need new calipers" however given that I had a stuck piston successfully released last year I'm wondering if the garage might have been telling me porkies? I could really do without forking out huge sums of cash to replace both front calipers!
__________________
Not even in the face of armageddon - never compromise
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 Aug 2010, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
Cool Scooby
 
Technical_Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In a cloud up in the sky, Like lucy
Posts: 291
Send a message via MSN to Technical_Bob
Re: Caliper trouble

depends how bad they are, they can normally be freed off,
I did a whole car for a member on here, the whole lot was seized, admittedly it was a older car.
__________________
Subaru servicing, repairs and diagnostic fault finding help available.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 Aug 2010, 11:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
Fresh Scooby
 
matzxr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Posts: 14
Re: Caliper trouble

Godspeed do an exchange service , they replace the crap plated pistons with stainless steel ones so they'll never sieze again , new seals etc , sprayed in any colour of your choice , for 200 a pair , bargain !!!
Getting mine done soon as the nearside is siezed !!
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 Aug 2010, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Scooby
 
Matt-WRX-Import's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: That bit in the middle
Posts: 3,577
Re: Caliper trouble

As Bob says. You could always take the car in to a different shop a few miles away and ask someone to check the pads.....see if they say anything about the pistons.
__________________
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 Aug 2010, 01:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Cool Scooby
 
dukey1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: barnsley SY
Posts: 247
Re: Caliper trouble

Most of the time they can be freed of no problem, i had to do mine on my classic wagon same problem inner lower ones siezed solid. i bough a second hand caliper of ebay used the good pistons from that to put in my caliper and all was fine. cost me 20 all in. If you were closer id lok at it for you but cumbria is a fair distance.
__________________
J-Autos (Barnsley) 07929 509124 (w w w.j-autos.com)
Power in pointless without reliability
Offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leader hits trouble at quarter-distance News_Bot Le Mans News 0 13 Jun 2009 07:41 PM
Peugeot leads but Audi hit trouble early on News_Bot Le Mans News 0 13 Jun 2009 02:40 PM
More trouble for Johnson News_Bot Nascar News 0 02 Mar 2009 02:10 PM
Ferrari: There may be trouble ahead News_Bot Formula News 0 19 Feb 2009 09:32 AM
Piquet 'could trouble Alonso' at Silverstone. News_Bot Formula News 0 27 Jun 2008 11:14 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:11 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.