will my car work properly if i remove 1 of the front brake calipers?
i went to replace my brake pads andthe caliper on my driver side seized and will no longer compress i need to know if the car wil operate properly without one of the front caipers
no, replace both calipers.
i just need to be able to get to work tonight will it work for 30 miles tops
yes if you have not replaced the pads the caliper will compress and it will grind the pad al lot it is fine to change one caliper if it is bled right afterward
i just need to know if i take my driver side caliper off if i can drive it to work
you cannot just take a brake caliper off with nothing to put back in its place that's stupid it would leak fluid all over the place your brake system runs on a vacuum if you break that then your brakes will not work
it is better to run on one with a sealed system the one with a broken vaccum system
well obviously there'd be no pressure until i plugged/ stopped up the line
still it is better to run on one with a sealed system the one with a broken vaccum system
will it work? for short term driving of 45 mins tops split in half
does it not compress or not come back in it is ok just be aware that you might have to replace everything on that side pads caliper and rotor
just leave it on with the pads not off
caliper doesnt compress. the piston doesnt move at on the driver side. even if i appy brakes the driver side doesnt work. i just need to know if i can plug up my driver side brake line and remove the caliper so i can make it 2 work
caliper came off and tightened up i cant put itback on
As Bob said, YOU CAN NOT DRIVE the car without the caliper installed. So you will need to put a new caliper on before you drive the car. Find a ride from a friend in the meantime or have the car towed to your nearest garage.
The reason I said to replace both calipers, is that I live in a snowy climate and the road department uses a lot of salt/chemicals on our roads and it causes a lot of brake problems. I was speaking to a possible larger problem. It would still do to inspect the pads on the other side to make sure they are wearing evenly. So, yes you can replace just one side but make sure and give the other side a good inspection. Mike.
Sure, you can drive with only one caliper- ON A MAGIC CAR IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE SOMEWHERE-
That is just insane, crumbob -- and don't you know how to punctuate? It is unclear exactly what any of your answers are. In short, it is not recommended that he remove the caliper -- even if he is able to do so, so long as he's able to close/plug that particular brake line -- but yes, he CAN; it will not cause damage to that rotor -- that is nonsense.
I agree with Jared n Houston you actually can run it without caliper and rotor as long as you clamp/seal or cap off the break like going to the side without the rotors/caliper
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