Chrysler Brake Caliper
The Chrysler brake caliper is an important component in the brake system of your vehicle, working with other components to slow the momentum of the vehicle when you apply the brakes. The braking system in your vehicle uses a pressurized flow of hydraulic fluid to apply pressure to a piston in the Chrysler brake caliper, causing it to squeeze the brake pads into contact with the brake disc. The brake pads are coated with a friction compound, designed to give the pads a tight grip on the brake disc surface, producing the friction necessary to stop the motion of the wheels. The level of pressure in the hydraulic system must be well regulated and consistent to operate the various parts of the braking system properly. If there is a leak in the system, allowing fluid to escape and air to contaminate this closed system, the performance of the Chrysler brake caliper can be affected. If there is not enough pressure produced by the hydraulic fluid, the piston in the Chrysler brake caliper may not be able apply enough force to squeeze the brake pads against the brake disc, leaving the vehicle with severely reduced braking performance. Simple wear and tear or exposure to the elements can cause problems in the Chrysler brake caliper over time, causing it to seize or stick. If the Chrysler brake caliper begins to stick, failing to release the brake pads from contact with the disc, the brake disc can overheat and warp and the brake pads will wear prematurely. We carry a selection of Chrysler brake caliper replacement parts in our online catalog, all at great low prices. Our secure site makes ordering your Chrysler brake caliper fast and easy or our toll-free phone line can help you just as efficiently.