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Old 09-10-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Part #'* 99 ssei, caliper brake hose...

So the brand new calipers I installed the other day with new rotors and pads, no good. The company that is going to recondition the front rims lift the front part and asked me to turn the car on and put the shift to drive, I did. There was a horrible sound that was even making the engine shake, and the front axle was rotating and braking and going again. One of the calipers is bad AGAIN!!!! just bought them. Hopefully Napa will return for new ones, but first I have to change the brake hose that goes to the caliper from the brake line. That'* what someone wrote, after having similar symptom... The ABS light came up, and doesn't go away so is the traction off light, I am going crazy.

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It is possible that the brake hoses may be the problem. The hose can deteriorate internally in such a way that an inner layer of rubber can partially detach and act as a check valve when you apply the brakes - not allowing the piston to retract and producing a drag on the rotor and pads. Although this should give you a pretty steady drag, not the pulse you describe. It sounds like you have badly warped rotor (*). I suppose the rotor could have warped from big heat from dragging. Check the rotors for warpage; change if needed; change the hoses; torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft-lbs, (uneven tightening is a big cause of rotor warpage) then check to see if the brakes are getting hot after a mile of normal driving. It may be a bad CV joint, but I am guessing you would have heard and seen that when the car was up on the lift.

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How would I know when a cv joint is bad, or closed to getting bad?


Would anyone know the part number of the hose, the connects to the caliper, right and left.
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How would I know when a cv joint is bad, or closed to getting bad?


Would anyone know the part number of the hose, the connects to the caliper, right and left.
Usually the outer joint fails first, and it makes a clicking or snapping sound when accelerating while turning, as in pulling out around a corner.

Any aftermarkets parts house will have the hoses in stock, NAPA, Autozone, Advance, O'Reilly'*, etc. Google 'em - they all have web sites.
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the rod that connects to the wheel, does it have to spin perfectly or out of round, not much but uneven spin?

And do you know anything about ABS and TR lights on? they don't go away.
The rod that connects to the wheel center is the drive axle, commonly called a half-shaft. If it is not making noise or very obviously binding as it rotates, then it is not likely your problem.

All I know about ABS is that it is very expensive to repair and that the light will come on if the fluid level drops in the master cylinder reservoir or maybe more likely in your case, if there was damage done to a wheel sensor, or a wheel sensor was unplugged. These are not unlikely in your case. Traction control uses ABS and the wheel sensors to work, so I would imagine that might be a good place to start looking
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