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calipers sticking

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brians05taco, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Aug 30, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    brians05taco

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    anyone here with a 2005 and up tacoma ever had any problems with the calipers sticking...one side seems to be stopping sooner.....has anyone changed calipers on there truck due to a sticking caliper....
     
  2. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Yes, I had to have both my calipers rebuilt because of this. Most likely cause from mud.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    did that fix the sticking?
     
  4. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    of course :)
     
  5. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Im experiencing same prob. plan on removing and relubing this weekend. If there is a fix, hope to find it here.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    What happened was. My caliper was sticking which warped my rotor. so, I had the calipers rebuilt and new rotors put on.
     
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    Yup, I'm after replacing both of mine over the past two years.

    A rebuilt replacement from an autoparts store may be your cheapest route.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2010 at 3:20 AM
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    thats what i'm leaning towards but they are 117 dollars a piece and really don't have the extra money laying around.... guess i will soon have to bite the bullet....since its a daily driver
     
  9. Aug 31, 2010 at 4:27 AM
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    4wd and pre-runners have fixed calipers but 4 pistons...is that what are sticking? Are these more prone than floating calipers to this?

    Do you think it's mudding that causes this? or getting wet a lot?

    Do ya think it's something to keep an eye on... like maybe be careful to wash off the rotors if I do get into mud?
     
  10. Aug 31, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    The rotors have nothing to do with it.

    If you're anal enough, your could remove your calipers and clean your pistons annually. A little brake cleaner and relubing with brake fluid is the typical way.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    tacobox

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    If the glide pins are sticking, you can free them up yourself with penetrating oil. If its the piston that's sticking its best to replace the whole caliper.
     
  12. Aug 31, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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  13. Sep 1, 2010 at 4:18 AM
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    Ya...i meant spraying off the calipers to get caked on mud out from between them and the rotor/pads.

    Tacobox: There aren't guide pins on the 4-piston calipers.
     
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