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Calipers

Monroe® recommends caliper inspection and/or repair/replacement for every brake job. You are not required to replace or rebuild calipers in axle sets. However, when replacing or rebuilding a caliper due to existing conditions, you may suggest servicing, rebuilding, or replacement of the other caliper (on the same axle) for improved performance and preventive maintenance. (For example, the part is close to the end of its useful life, and replacing the caliper may extend pad life or contribute to more balanced braking).

Condition Code Procedure
Bleeder port damaged A Require repair or replacement of caliper
Bleeder screw broken off in caliper A Require repair or replacement of caliper
Only required if hydraulic system must be opened.
Bleeder screw plugged A Require repair or replacement of bleeder screw
Only required if hydraulic system must be opened.
Bleeder screw seized A Require replacement of caliper
Seized is defined as a bleeder screw that cannot be removed after a practical attempt at removing. Only required if the hydraulic system must be opened.
Casting corroded, affecting structural integrity A Require replacement
Casting damaged, affecting structural integrity A Require replacement
Dust boot around caliper torn A Require replacement of dust boot
Leaking A Require repair or replacement
Mounting pin threads damaged A Require repair or replacement of component with damaged threads
Mounting pin threads stripped (threads missing) A Require repair or replacement of component with stripped threads
Mounting pin threads stripped in caliper bracket (threads missing) A Require repair or replacement of caliper bracket
Mounting pin threads stripped in steering knuckle (threads missing) A Require repair or replacement of steering knuckle
Parking brake cable support, lever, or return spring bent A Require replacement of parts
Parking brake cable support, lever, or return spring broken A Require replacement of parts
Parking brake mechanism in caliper inoperative A Require repair or replacement
Piston corroded (pitted or peeling chrome plating) B Require replacement of piston and rebuilding or replacement of caliper
Piston damaged, affecting performance B Require replacement of piston and rebuilding or replacement of caliper
Piston damaged, not affecting performance No service suggested or required
Piston finish worn off B Require replacement of piston and rebuilding or replacement of caliper
iston sticking A Require rebuilding or replacement of caliper
Slide mechanism sticking A Require repair or replacement of slide mechanism

Legend

A Part no longer performs intended purpose
B Part does not meet a design specification (regardless of performance)
C Part is missing
1 Part is close to the end of its useful life (just above discard specifications, or weak; failure likely to occur soon, etc.)
2 To address a customer need, convenience, or request (to stiffen ride, enhance performance, eliminate noise, etc.)
3 To comply with maintenance recommended by the vehicle's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
4 Technician's recommendation based on substantial and informed experience