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1990 brake calipers

Old 03-15-2014, 07:42 PM
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I need to replace my rear right brake caliper. The mechanic told me I should replace both sides, even though nothing is wrong with the left rear. His theory is the brakes should be replaced in pairs. I have new pads all around. Do you agree with the mechanic, in that I need to replace calipers on both sides of the rear of the car rather than just the side that is not functioning correctly?

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Old 03-16-2014, 09:44 PM
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They do not need to be replaced in pairs. They either work or they don't. Shocks, yes. Brake pads, yes. Brake rotors, yes. Calipers, no.
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Thanks, Sixshooter. I am following your advice.
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