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Thread: Does it sound like I need to rebuild my calipers???

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    Does it sound like I need to rebuild my calipers???

    I have noticed that it feels as if my calipers/brake pads are grabbing at least one of my brake rotors. On slight inclines my car just doesn't seem to roll real easily. I also noticed that when I took my car into Andial recently for an MFI adjustment, they indicated that "brakes are hanging up and not releasing right away"

    So I jacked the car up tonight and it felt like the rear wheels were not rotating completely free of the calipers/brake pads. Am I right to assume that it might be time for caliper rebuild kits? Is it possibly something else that I haven't considered?

    Lastly, if I rebuild the calipers, what else should I do at the same time besides rotors, pads and flushing the brake fluid?

    Any Orange County wrenches out there who might want to check over my shoulder as I complete this DIY project??? I feel as though I can do it myself, but given that I'm talking about the brakes, I'd like to have somebody watch me put it all back together to make sure that I don't screw it up. I pay in beer and fine wine! Best regards to all!
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    you might need new flex lines also. brakes are not hard, just nasty. clean everything before you start. only do one side at a time so you have a reference.
    72 911t * 74 914 2.0

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