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    Binding? Brake

    OK, so I've just bought a 1.6 8v S reg Club. It was MOT'd in January and I have receipts to prove some work, though I'm not sure what exactly, was done to the brakes.

    I haven't driven it much as I still have another car but towards the end of journeys the engine struggles and braking performance is down. Also after stopping the front NS alloy is too hot to touch. Is the break binding or what's going on, how do I stop it??

    Not the most techinically minded person so if any of that didn't make sense let me know
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    Welcome.

    ...if the caliper is sticky, then that could cause the heat build up and brakes sticking on a bt.

    Since you're not technically minded, pop into a garage (even kwik fit type places)and ask them to quote for fixing..
    Just say it's not your car...that'll avoid them trying to persuede you to get work done.

    You know they work, so don't let them tell you its dangerous etc.

    Once you know what the problem is you can get more quotes, or ask us lot again !

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    So does it sound like it is the brake binding causing the problem? And would that be hard to fix myself?
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    Just been out for a drive. Jacked the wheel up, which was giving off a fair bit of heat, and it wouldn't spin without the help of a wrench. Also I noticed there's a rhythmical squeaking coming from the wheel in question when I was going slow. To add to that the inside of the two pads is significantly more worn than the outer one. So is it safe to say the brake is binding?
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    It does sound that way. may be the brake piston seized or a caliper slider seized.

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    If its a problem with your front brakes I have both front calipers available if needed. In full working order were taken of my partners car to carry out a brak upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    If its a problem with your front brakes I have both front calipers available if needed. In full working order were taken of my partners car to carry out a brak upgrade.
    How much you after? Also, if i'm changing the calipers should I change the pads and discs at the same time?
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