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Old 06-29-2002, 11:04 PM
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1992 300Ce Right front brake caliper sticking

My right front caliper appears to be sticking on occassion.

What should I do? Rebuild it or replace it?

Also, since it has stuck a couple of times but released slowly a few seconds later, I will of course change the pads too, no sense in not changing them.

Should I also do the left front caliper while I am at it?

Is rebuilding it a DIY'able job or should I just buy two rebuilt ones.

Unless I came across a used one, I'll have to talk to good ol phil and see what he recommends as far as replacements. I already have the 4 piston front calipers, and I'm completely satisfied with their performance. I would like to keep costs down as much as possible.

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Old 06-30-2002, 12:00 AM
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Alon,how do you know if your caliper is sticking?
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Old 06-30-2002, 01:13 AM
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Steering got really hard on occasion when turning right. But I found the problem.

I had some speaker wire that was too close to the steering wheel rod, and it got caught up in there, and was causing it to be tight. The wire finally gave and the steering went nice again. did some hard braking tests, and all and the problem hasn't come back. I rerouted the wires away form the steering bar.

But it did exhibit a symptom of being very tight on a right hand turn only occasionally.

Thank god I figured that one out, I inspected the caliper and everything, all looks good, brake fluid is fresh, and it appears to be ok now.

so Luckily I think the problem was the wire that got wrapped around the steering rod.

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Old 06-30-2002, 11:49 AM
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I'm glad you found the problem..
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Old 06-30-2002, 06:40 PM
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Ashman:

This place is in your neck-of-the-woods. Rebuilt MB calipers that MB stands behind.

http://www.calibermotors.com/frames/fra_parts.htm
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Old 07-01-2002, 05:48 AM
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Calipers on my car are fine, What I thought was a sticky caliper turned out to be some speaker wire rapped around the steering arm under the dash.

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