Brake clip bad?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Matthew Rebbert, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. I had my brakes done and my PS Flushed at Mr Tire today and when I got to
    the shop they told me my front right stuck alittle bit because the clip was
    going bad. He said it was no big deal but he said it would not be covered
    by warranty and would cost him 100 to do. Not sure what in the world they
    could be referring to that would cause the brakes to stick. Any ideas? BTW
    its a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX AWD.
    Matthew Rebbert, Jul 1, 2005
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  2. Matthew Rebbert

    hyundaitech Guest

    I think he's referring to the brake caliper. It would be covered for 5
    years/60k miles if defective. My experience is that most places that say
    calipers are sticking either don't know what they're talking about or
    don't know how to service them properly (i.e. lubricate the slides when
    replacing the brake pads).

    In my opinion aftermarket brake chains sell calipers under the guise of
    sticking because the pads on one side wear a little more than the other.
    Unless there's a significant wear difference, the difference in probably
    normal. My experience with the Santa Fe is that the left front seems to
    wear a little quicker than the right front-- and I would think it's a
    vehicle design characteristic, because almost all I've seen are this way.
    hyundaitech, Jul 1, 2005
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  3. Sounds good to me, I just wanted to make sure it would not become an issue.
    Thanks HyundaiTech.
    Matthew Rebbert, Jul 2, 2005
  4. You forgot to mention that selling calipers and rotors when they're not
    necessary is a "classic" scam in the brake business. There's even a name
    for it, though it escapes me at the moment. There are MANY unscrupulous
    people in the undercar care industry. I worked for one for a while (not
    doing undercar work) and I saw firsthand how the mechanics were trained
    and incentivised (through commissions on their work) to screw customers.
    Our advertized $49 "brake jobs" routinely turned into $400-$600 of
    unnecessary work. I've had shops try to pull the same crap on me and on
    my 70 year old mother. Sounds like a good case for capital punishment. ;-)
    Brian Nystrom, Jul 5, 2005
  5. Your brake clip is not bad, the problem is in the slider pin (most likely
    the botttom pin), hyundai will tell you the entire caliper must be replaced
    (this is the only way you can get the pins), but you can remove the pin
    (unscrews), clean the caliper hole with a gun barrel cleaning brush and some
    brake cleaner, and clean the pin with emory cloth then lube both with brake
    lubricating grease and reassemble. problem solved. P.S. you will probably
    need to change the pads if one side is worn low.
    Russell Goodman, Aug 27, 2006
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