SaturnFans.com
saturnfans.com - classifieds - forums - webmail


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series Tech

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
dylank
Member
dylank is just really nicedylank is just really nicedylank is just really nicedylank is just really nice
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 68

2000 SL2
Default Leaking dust boot front caliper

Hello again,

Shortly after new tires being put on and likely not related to the tire change I started to notice fluid appearing on the driver side door and rear door as well. In addition to the driver side front wheel well. I got some on a paper towel and it wasn't oil or coolant and all was well so I ignored it. This went on for a couple of weeks and being busy I did not take the time to diagnose. Now when I drive there is a noise coming from the front left side of the vehicle. The best way I could describe it is loud road noise. It is not a whirl or clunk or anything along those lines. When I turn the wheel to the left slightly it STOPS. But driving straight or right it returns. So today I took my left front tire off. Pads and rotors are OK, about time to be replaced but not bad. So I am going to do those. However my caliper has a hole in the dust boot. So I need to replace that but can't seem to find a video. Any ideas? Also, could this be causing the noise somehow?

Last edited by dylank; 03-21-2016 at 06:32 PM.
dylank is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 03-21-2016, 07:15 PM   #2
ber1998
Junior Member
ber1998 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: S.C. PA
Posts: 21

2002 L-Series 3.0L Wagon
1999 SC2
Default Re: Leaking dust boot front caliper

So this is my first reply .... it sounds like you have a good chance your wheel bearing or your cv joint is bad, got a feeling it's the latter. I'm sure others will chime in with more experience. As far as you looking for a boot for your caliper look into Rock Auto.

Last edited by ber1998; 03-21-2016 at 07:30 PM.
ber1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2016, 09:25 PM   #3
el diablo viejo
Senior Member
el diablo viejo will become famous soon enough
 
el diablo viejo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,419

1994 SW1
2000 SW2
Default Re: Leaking dust boot front caliper

It may be a wheel bearing. Try jacking up each wheel, then spin the wheel to listen for any whirring or grinding noises. Next, shake or wiggle the tire forcefully from several angles to check for any looseness or noise.
From your description, it could be the left front. Not sure about the fluids you described, which are not likely related to the wheel bearing.
...
97 sl2 a/t 104 K
1989 GMC 3500 454 129 K, 1969 442 455 rat rod
el diablo viejo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 09:28 AM   #4
shortrun
Member
shortrun is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Canada Ont
Posts: 182

1995 SW2
Default Re: Leaking dust boot front caliper

Can you take a picture of the suspect leak?
Or google and find a picture so we can be sure what part is leaking.

Is the leak thin oily or thick grease?
shortrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 01:13 PM   #5
toggenburg
Master Member
toggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud of
 
toggenburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Bedford, Virginia. Born once? Die twice. ------ Born twice? Die once.
Posts: 3,552

2001 SL1
Default Re: Leaking dust boot front caliper

$9.23
http://www.jcwhitney.com/centric-oe-...50425y2002g2j1
toggenburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 03:26 PM   #6
Steve44
Senior Member
Steve44 is just really niceSteve44 is just really niceSteve44 is just really niceSteve44 is just really nice
 
Steve44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Scarborough, On. Canada
Posts: 1,044
 

1999 SL1
1999 SL2
Default Re: Leaking dust boot front caliper

You need a wheel bearing. After you disassemble the LF brakes, remove the lower ball joint and Tie rod end, and axle nut from the knuckle.
Remove the two bolts holding the knuckle to the strut, and take it to a reputable shop, along with your new bearing, and have them press it in.
If you are going to replace a caliper, replace BOTH Calipers.
You might as well do the whole job properly C/P/R at the same time.
Unless the caliper itself is loose, that isn't a cause of any noise.
...
The SL1...The Lucky Car
The SL2..The awesome deal.
The #3 Silver SL2 FIVE SPEED!
World's biggest fan of doing it the easy way.
Steve44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
brakes, caliper, leak


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front caliper dust boot issues. Mark121 S-Series General 6 07-23-2015 05:41 PM
Is There a Better Strut Dust Boot? bumpdraft S-Series General 9 06-21-2014 06:40 PM
front bearing question/ dust boot p/n rpl3000 S-Series Tech 1 02-07-2012 01:14 AM
02 SL1 front brake job: caliper piston dust boot question surreyman S-Series Tech 3 06-30-2011 05:55 PM
Caliper dust boot question/problem Tomvich S-Series Tech 3 02-21-2011 05:16 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:20 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.