[200q20v] Front caliper dragging

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Jan 8 17:54:09 EST 2002

No new parts needed, unless by small chance, a boot is torn.  Most likely a
totally sludged up caliper, and the rest will be not far behind.  Guide pins
are an easy relube, but not necessarily the problem.  Never yet bought a
rebuild kit, 30+ years.


> From: John Mallick <john_mallick at iat.utexas.edu>
> Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 17:14:17 -0600
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: [200q20v] Front caliper dragging
> Bernie,
> I suppose I should do it right, but I may just f*** around to get the car
> moving again until I can upack my tools from my recent move.  Got any good
> suppliers of overhaul parts, or is it simply a good cleanup of what's there?
> John
> Bernie Benz wrote:
>> John,
>> Do you want to do it right, or just f*** around?  If the former, overhaul
>> all four calipers and flush the fluid.  A dirty but cheap job ($5. for
>> fluid) that will result in the best stock 44 chassis brakes for the next
>> 300K miles, with biannual fluid changes.  Love my UFOs.
>> Bernie
>>> From: John Mallick <john_mallick at iat.utexas.edu>
>>> Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 12:31:40 -0600
>>> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
>>> Subject: [200q20v] Front caliper dragging
>>> I've got a dragging front caliper that will occasionally heat up the UFO
>>> and cause lots of vibration on the front end.  Any BTDT for freeing
>>> these things up or is a new/reman caliper in order?  Can I clean and
>>> lube the carrier pins w/o taking the caliper off the strut?
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> John Mallick
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