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I'm in the process of checking up all my brake equipment, and I'm now looking to make sure my calipers are working properly. I'm just curious as to how many times you can get your front wheels to rotate (given a good spin) before they stop of their own accord.

In the event that I have sitcky calipers, is there any way that I can fix them easily?
 

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Different brake pad materials will have a different drag to them so spinning a wheel and counting how many times it spins is not a very good way of testing. Besides you can spin one wheel harder than the other and not know it.

The best way to find the bad caliper is to check the wheel to see how hot it is compared to the other wheel. If the caliper is sticking it will be much hotter than the other. If it's a front caliper then the car will pull to the side that is hagging up.

You can rebuild them but depending on what type of disk set up you have it may be cheaper to just buy new.
 
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