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Brakes leaking fluid from caliper

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by achirdo, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Apr 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    achirdo

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    Any idea where it could be leaking from? Started leaking after I replaced the pads and rotors. No brake lines were taken apart, lines were no bled.

    This is on an 03 4 runner. But that shouldn't matter...

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  2. Apr 22, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    Can't you just remove the wheel, and peek back there?
    We can't do that for you. Should be obvious.
    If not the caliper, then maybe a leaking brake line. What else could it be?
     
  3. Apr 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    Looks like you may have bad piston seals. When you pushed back the pistons to fit the new pads one or more of the seals may have become damaged. Only way to know for sure is to take it back apart.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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    Just went ahead and replaced the caliper
     
  5. Apr 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    A rebuild kit is like $30 and then another $1 for the seal between the two pieces, only takes 30 mins to rebuild them. Much cheaper then replacing the whole thing.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    $80 for the rebuilt one from vato zone
     
  7. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:52 AM
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    Sometimes it is not a bad idea to pay the little extra for everything being new, you not having to do the work, and a warranty to boot! Good job! Though I would always suggest that ANY brake work be done in pairs. You don't change out left side pads, and leave right side pads for later. Same with wheel cylinders and calipers. I always say replace them in pairs.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:55 AM
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    And/or service them yourself in prs if you choose the DIY fiscally rewarding route. :D
     
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