Discussion Starter · #21 ·
I was hoping to clean up the caliper, grease the pins, and not replace. Honestly don't know anything about the methods of bleeding brakes. I hadn't noticed any vibrations. I had some pretty bad brakes on my previa last year. That was my first brake job done by me (always seem to have to wait a week to get an appt at my mechanic). I left the rotors even tho they were pretty gnarly and I could feel the pulsation. Anyways, hadn't felt that here. Nevertheless, by not visiting the mechanic I am saving so much labor I may as well do the rotors. Napa rotors ok? If I do one side, I'll probably do the other rotor too. What's this about E-brake (assuming that's a parking brake) on the sienna?If you replace the caliper, I'm an old-school firm believer that you should bleed all 4 corners to get all the air and old fluid out. No sense in having a water/rust filled fluid pumped into your fresh, new caliper. Some people seem to think you can just clamp the hose, swap the caliper, then open the bleeder and let it gravity bleed until fluid comes out. I'm not one of those people.
Personally, if you have a stuck caliper that got so hot that it turned the pads red, you should 100% replace the rotor. It'll be so heat-warped that you've have a persistent vibration (not a huge deal on the back) from the out-of-round rotor. If you really want, you can just replace the rotor on the stuck side (along with pads on both sides) to save yourself the $100(ish).