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Old 12-25-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
Viktimize
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Sticky caliper quick fix??

So my GF decided to drive 8 hours to see family for x-mas. When she got there, she realized the front left caliper is sticking intermitently. (wheel was really hot, steering wheel shakes intermitently). Her dad is there and can do some work, but it's christmas day so no dealers or parts stores will be open. Has anyone tried just putting some lube around the piston while it is still in the caliper bore, and then pushing it in and out a few times to work some lube in?? I don't want her dad having to open up the brake system, and lubing it while still together would be a much quicker fix. You think this might get her home(700km highway driving)??

I'm ordering 2 rebuilt calipers and pad set right now to replace them when I get back home. Just hoping a quick fix would be good enough to get her home. Otherwise I'll have to load a jack and tools in the truck, and drive 8 hours to fix it out in the cold myself.
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