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Old 10-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default 2006 WRX front brake failure (both sides at same time...)

So just yesterday my front brakes on both sides started sticking and heating up really bad. I took it to a shop and they are telling me the calipers failed, but I don't understand how both could have gone at the exact same time. Is there anything else that could be causing the brakes to stick that the shop might not be picking up on?

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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That would be strange for both to do that at the same time. Plus as you have the 4 piston front brakes it is uncommon for them to "lock up" without extreme track use. Anything is possible though.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Sounds suspect...

I imaging if the slide pins aren't taken care of "maybe" but not likely...

Alas, this is why I do my own work... you can't trust shops 95% of the time...

Not saying it's NOT true, I'm not there... I'm just saying it sounds fishy..
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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Sounds suspect...

I imaging if the slide pins aren't taken care of "maybe" but not likely...

Alas, this is why I do my own work... you can't trust shops 95% of the time...

Not saying it's NOT true, I'm not there... I'm just saying it sounds fishy..
It does not have slide pins.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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Could one side dragging have boiled the fluid and transferred pressure to the other side? I know the fronts and rears are on separate circuits, but what level of isolation does the ABS unit provide between sides in front?
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:30 AM   #6
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fluid contamination could do this

or the shop is just trying to assrape the poor guy

or maybe somebody ****ed with the OP's brakes

the 4pots are quite well known to be bomb proof even under pretty extreme circumstances....
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