A few months ago I reported that I have replaced the pads on my front
brakes in order to correct a problem that exists in the brake
I knew that wasn't the right solution but it was going to fix the
problem for a few months. Little that I knew that was a very short
term solution. The problem is back.
Most likely the problem is the result of rust in the wheel cylinders.
Question: Does it make sense to remove the cylinders and polish their
interior or should I just replace the calipers, including the
Thanks for the help
You have calipers and pistons. "Cylinders" are used in drum brakes, which
you do not have.
I think I told you last the time that the pistons were rusty.
You cannot clean the pistons: the rust will be too deep, and too
widespread. The caliper bores will be just fine.
You have a choice:
1) replace the calipers with aftermarket (OEM is no longer available)
2) rebuild the existing calipers with new OEM internal parts.
I have checked with the local parts supplier for the kit and was told
that it is no longer available . After all the car is 20 years old.
Cost about $70 for one caliper set excluding the pads that I do not
I'll do the replacement when I must switch from my Winter tires. Next
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