I have a 2002 Acura RSX. I had rebuilt pads, calipers and rotors . Since that time, I’ve had my pads replaced once among the calipers grabbed. They replaced brake pads and the caliper . A month goes by and my brakes will need to be replaced. This is extremely expensive and I have the issue. — David
A brake caliper that is failing may ruin brand brake components and may seize causing the brakes to drag. The practice of selling all four calipers as a brake refresh is in my opinion, in error. For as long as possible, I would want to keep as a number of the Acura pieces. My reasoning for this particular presents itself on your situation.
The frequency of failure can not be a coincidence if we assume that there were no brake issues. Perhaps an installation error happened that has not made itself apparent or a catalog program error was there. The issue may go as far back as the factory. The first calipers of the vehicle would have been sent back for rebuild leaving no good point to you. No store would continue to charge you; they must be receiving the sales representative involved to help this matter of their supplier. Then I suggest replacing the calipers with Acura units, if no explanations are available, but that may be cost-prohibitive.
Lou Trottier is owner-operator of All About Imports in Mississauga. Have a question about repair and maintenance? E-mail, placing “Lou’s Garage” in the Topic area
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