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Sticking Offside Front Brake Caliper

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Hello fellow Yaris owners :)

Bought my first Yaris at the end of last year and after going through about 8 different cars in 5 years, i'm in love at last.

But sadly, something has gone wrong. after driving for about an hour, i noticed smoke from my front driver's side wheel. The entire alloy wheel was red hot and the brakes clamped on tight. Taking it apart with a friend, we had to use a crow bar to get it off the disk. We opened it, closed it, opened it, closed it until it seemed to move freely again, but it stuck the moment it got put back on.

My friend has said i need a kit for new seals so we can take it apart and redo it but i'm worried theres a difference between the normal Yaris and the T-Sport. Can anyone answer this?

Much appreciated!

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Hello fellow Yaris owners :)

Bought my first Yaris at the end of last year and after going through about 8 different cars in 5 years, i'm in love at last.

But sadly, something has gone wrong. after driving for about an hour, i noticed smoke from my front driver's side wheel. The entire alloy wheel was red hot and the brakes clamped on tight. Taking it apart with a friend, we had to use a crow bar to get it off the disk. We opened it, closed it, opened it, closed it until it seemed to move freely again, but it stuck the moment it got put back on.

My friend has said i need a kit for new seals so we can take it apart and redo it but i'm worried theres a difference between the normal Yaris and the T-Sport. Can anyone answer this?

Much appreciated!

My advise would be to change the Calliper for a new one, your existing calliper could be distorted, eg, Ovality in the Piston/Bore due to the extreme heat produced through driving the car with a seized calliper, also the bore is probably pitted due to ingress of dirt, water,road salt, due to a damaged outer dust Gaiter, which is the normal cause of a seizer.

Also you would need to inspect the Disk for wear & distortion, and change if necessary, if this is the case its is advisable to change, both Callipers & Disks on either side of that axle.

However if Cost is the issue, if you are lucky you may just get away with replacing the seized Calliper with a new one, and replace the Pads on Both Sides of the Axle

Good Luck

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I also second that advice, the metal is cast and that amount of heat is bound to warp it in some way, shape or form.

You'll need to replace the caliper, the disks and the pads

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