Mastering Brake Caliper Service: Step-by-Step Guide

Mastering the Brake Caliper tech.
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Mastering the Brake Caliper tech.

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Learning Objective
At the end of the lesson, you will be able to understand and perform a step-by-step brake caliper service in English, you will have learnt new words based around this procedure. 

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

3. What is the main function of a disc brake rotor?
To cool the engine
To inflate the tires
To filter the fuel
To provide a surface for brake pads

Slide 3 - Quizvraag

Which parts are found in brake calipers?

Slide 4 - Woordweb

What is the purpose of a caliper in a disc brake?
To release the brake pads
To squeeze the brake pads against the rotor
To hold the brake fluid
To cool the rotor

Slide 5 - Quizvraag

Which component creates friction to slow down the vehicle in a disc brake?
Brake pads
Brake fluid

Slide 6 - Quizvraag

Where is the brake rotor located in a disc brake system?
Under the brake pedal
Inside the caliper
Behind the wheel
Between the brake pads

Slide 7 - Quizvraag

Brake Caliper Basics
Brake calipers are essential components of the braking system responsible for slowing down or stopping the vehicle when the brakes are applied. How extreme the car, how bigger the brakes? 

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Slide 9 - Video

What are common problems with calipers?

Slide 10 - Woordweb

What is brake fade?

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Brake fade is the deterioration of the braking performance due to heat buildup and changes in brake system components. It can happen with both drum and disc brakes. Loss of stopping power, or fade, can be caused by friction fade, mechanical fade, or fluid fade. Brake fade can be significantly reduced by appropriate equipment and materials design and selection, as well as good cooling

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Caliper Issues & types of brake pads.
Common problems with brake calipers include sticking, uneven wear, and leaks, which can impact braking performance.
Non-metallic materials - these are made from a combination of various synthetic substances bonded into a composite, principally in the form of cellulose, aramid, PAN, and sintered glass. They are gentle on rotors, but produce a fair amount of dust, thus having a short service life.
Semi-metallic materials - synthetics mixed with varying proportions of flaked metals. These are harder than non-metallic pads, more fade-resistant and longer lasting, but at the cost of increased wear to the rotor/drum which then must be replaced sooner. They also require more actuating force than non-metallic pads in order to generate braking torque.
Fully metallic materials - these pads are used only in racing vehicles, and are composed of sintered steel without any synthetic additives. They are very long-lasting, but require more force to slow a vehicle while wearing off the rotors faster. They also tend to be very loud.

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

Which tools do you need to work on calipers?

Slide 14 - Woordweb

Slide 15 - Link

Tools and Equipment
The necessary tools for caliper service include a socket set, brake fluid, brake cleaner, wire brush and a C-clamp for compressing the caliper piston, bike cleaner, paper towel
red rubber grease, brush, torque wrench.

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

How do you repair a caliper?
Write down the steps.

Slide 17 - Open vraag

Removing the Caliper
Start by lifting the vehicle, removing the wheel, and then carefully loosening and removing the caliper bolts to access the brake pads and rotor.

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

Inspecting and Cleaning
Inspect the caliper for wear, damage, or corrosion, and clean it thoroughly using brake cleaner and a wire brush to remove any debris.

Slide 19 - Tekstslide

Replacing Brake Pads
Carefully remove the old brake pads and replace them with new ones, ensuring they are properly aligned within the caliper bracket.

Slide 20 - Tekstslide

Caliper Reassembly
Gently push the caliper piston back using a C-clamp, then reattach the caliper to the bracket and secure it with the caliper bolts.

Slide 21 - Tekstslide

Brake Fluid and Testing
Top up the brake fluid reservoir as needed, then test the brakes to ensure proper functionality and responsiveness before driving the vehicle. 
But what happens if it all goes wrong? 

Slide 22 - Tekstslide