Brake Caliper

What is a Brake Caliper?

The Brake Caliper is part of the car braking system system. We have 5 associated problem symptoms connected to it.

What problems can be caused by this part?

Brake caliper leaks fluid

On inspection of the brake caliper it appears to have break fluid coming from around the area where the brake lines join the caliper.

Car pulls to the left or right when braking

When braking the car veers off to one side, this happens even on a straight section of road. The car seems to pull to the one side.

Brakes making a squeaking sound

When braking the brakes make a squeaking sound, when you take your foot off the brake pedal the sound stops.

Brakes making a clicking sound

When you apply pressure to the brake pedal there is a clicking or tapping sound. The sound can be loud or quiet and usually won't be felt through the pedal itself. It will usually sound like it's coming from one of the corners of the car. The clicking will usually increase or decrease in frequency with the speed of the car, ie it will click aster at higher speeds.

Brakes do not come on smoothly

When pressing the brake pedal the brakes don't apply in a smooth way, they seem to come on all of a sudden and are more bumpy than they used to be.

We have 34 owner problems that mention the Brake Caliper