[A4] Brakes

richard valasek rrv53 at comcast.net
Fri Feb 8 20:06:05 PST 2008

Speaking of front caliper pins, Tyrol Sport sells a set of new pins and 
brass sleeves to replace the stock parts.  Keeps the pads wearing evenly.

98 A4 1.tqm

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "thomas stanton" <gatotom at verizon.net>
To: <A4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:24 AM
Subject: [A4] Brakes

>I just went thru a frozen left front brake caliper, the rubber boot ripped 
>and eventually the piston froze, it took about a month. First started to 
>notice a kinda miss or running rough and when I would get out of the car I 
>kinda smelled brake pad. This went on for almost a month, the missing got 
>really bad, so at 90K on the clock changed my coils and as I took it out 
>for a drive, it really did not improve much and when I got out the brake 
>smell was real bad. I put my hand on the wheel and could feel the heat, 
>that piston was frozen, brake pads half gone. Now you would think the car 
>would have pulled hard left on braking, no, hard right, piston frozen, 
>actually not working, the good brake on right grabbing.
> Good to learn that my local foreign car parts store had rebuilt calipers 
> for 80 bucks instead of the 200 cost of new. 3 hours later job done.
> Point of this story is that you would think the rotor would be bad, they 
> are both fine, car now stops on the dime straight. Warren, I think you are 
> getting hustled, change the pads and make sure those pins get lubbed up.
> Thomas Stanton
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