Originally Posted by WeaD
I replaced both calipers for like $70 or so each, and then took the old ones in for the core fee. In the end it cost me around100$ for new front calipers and brake pads.
Often times, if its the sliders and/or slider grease boots are bad, they can all be replaced for around $25 for both sides. I would only advice replacing the caliper if it is absolutely necessary and you are 100% sure that the piston assembly is at fault.
I had to replace a caliper recently. I needed to bleed the brakes, and the bleeder bolt broke off inside the caliper as I was trying to unscrew it. I tried a reverse drill bit to get it out, and the reverse drill bit broke inside the caliper. I didn't really have an option there.
The calipers on my 95 Regal are 226k miles old and I've been able to keep them working properly by inspecting or replacing the grease boots, pad shims, sliders, and bolts (if necessary) every time I replace the pads.
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