Brake caliper, front, without brake pads, left

Brake caliper, rear, left, 38 mm

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  • a pair of metal plates bonded with friction material -- these are called . The outboard brake pads are on the outside of the rotors (toward the curb) and the inboard brake pads on the inside (toward the vehicle). When you step on the brake, brake fluid from the master cylinder creates hydraulic pressure on one or more pistons in the brake caliper, forcing the pads against the rotor. The brake pads have high-friction surfaces and serve to slow the rotor down or even bring it to a complete halt. When the rotor slows or stops, so does the wheel, because they're attached to one another.

    Brake calipers are essential to your car's ability to stop and are arguably one of the most important automobile brake parts. Most cars today have , at least for the front wheels, anyway. But a lot of cars and trucks are now using disc brakes in the rear, too. In a disc-braking system the car's wheels are attached to metal discs, or rotors, that spin along with the wheels. The job of the caliper is to slow the car's wheels by creating friction with the rotors.

  • Special tools are useful when working with brake calipers, especially when replacing the brake pads. We'll talk about that in the next section, and then discuss the different types of brake calipers available for different types of vehicles.

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    Product Brake Caliper Front, Off Side (Remanufactured)
    Price £65.06 Buy Now
    Model No CA844R
    Location FRONT
    Manufacturer Restriction BENDIX
    Diameter 1 [mm] 48
    Caliper (1 piston) Yes
    Side Off Side
    OE Equivalent 440090
    Car Model PEUGEOT 106 ? 1 (9/1991 to 9/1996) Engine code 1A 1C Petrol 45 HP
    PEUGEOT 106 I 1 (9/1991 to 9/1996) Engine code 1A 1C Petrol 45 HP

  • Product Brake Caliper Front, Near Side (Remanufactured)
    Price £62.04 Buy Now
    Model No CA1298
    Location FRONT
    Manufacturer Restriction LUCAS
    Diameter 1 [mm] 40
    Diameter 2 [mm] 48
    Solid Yes
    Side Near Side
    OE Equivalent 440182
    Car Model FIAT DUCATO Bus 1.9 TD Combinato (8/1994 to 8/2002) Engine code 230 Diesel 80 HP

    Symptoms of bad brake calipers include unusual squeaking and squealing sounds and jerking that occurs during braking. A brake pad that is difficult to press down is also typically a sign of a caliper problem. Additionally, flashing brake lights can signal possible caliper problems and should never be ignored.

Various types of brake calipers are also used on .

Depending on how much mileage you clock up, most calipers will last the life of the vehicle or close to it. Sometimes brake caliper sticking problems can be quite hard to diagnose so don't be afraid to seek professional help if needed.