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Old 13 Aug 2010, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 11:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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 !!
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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.
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 01:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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