Calipers Archives - Import Car
Brake Job: 2009-2015 Toyota Venza

The Venza uses a drum-in-hat parking brake. The parking brake is applied using a foot pedal.

Raybestos Expands Element3 Caliper Coverage

Raybestos Element3 brake calipers come with 100-percent-new components, no core return and lower warranty rates.

Servicing Multi-Piston Brake Calipers

Multi-piston calipers found on high-performance vehicles need special attention during a brake job.

CARDONE Announces More Than 200 New Products

The new parts list features enhanced calipers, climate control modules, turbochargers, axles and air suspension valve blocks.

VIDEO: Brake Rotor Minimum Thickness Specification

Andrew Markel visits minimum wear specification on brake rotors and how the specification is related to brake pad wear and how far the caliper has to push the pads. Sponsored by Nissan.

VIDEO: When To Replace A Brake Caliper

Andrew Markel discusses the signs that a brake caliper may need to be replaced by looking at the dust boot and the caliper guide pins. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Performing A Brake Job On A 2007-2013 Toyota Tundra

For 2007, the Toyota Tundra was redesigned. The body changed, and the foundation brake system was also updated with larger front brake calipers and rear disc brakes. The control system and hydraulics changed with a new vehicle stability system that included yaw, steering angle and brake pedal load sensors.

Toyota Tech Tip: Front Brake Rattle Noise

Some Corolla and Matrix owners may experience a front brake rattle type of noise when the car is traveling over bumps. Updated front disc brake cylinder (caliper) mountings and disc brake pad support plates are available to eliminate this condition. Conduct a road test to verify the noise condition. Front brake rattle noise will occur when the front tire runs over a depression in the road.

Tech Tip: Ford/Lincoln Rear Brake Drag Or Rear Brake Noise

Some 2009-2010 Flex, MKS and 2010 Taurus and MKT may exhibit rear brake drag and/or off-brake cyclic noise. The noise may be caused by pad to piston misalignment or corrosion on the brake caliper bracket. Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

Tech Tip: Nissan Front Brake Caliper Fluid Residue

If you confirm there is oil residue on the brake caliper and it’s not assembly lubricant, refer to the Service Procedure as part of your normal brake diagnostic procedure. Note: Castor oil assembly lubricant is applied to the brake caliper when it’s built and some residue is normal. Do not replace the caliper for castor oil residue.

Tech Tip: Caliper Replacement Check List

Check vehicle service information for any special procedures for piston retraction, electronic brake assist system deactivation or proportioning/metering valve reset.

Raybestos Brakes Help Kenseth Earn His Fourth Season Win

For Matt Kenseth, Sunday’s forecast was cloudy with a chance for reigning triumph. He captured his fourth victory of the season in Sunday’s rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.