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Old 04-16-2008, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Mister Byrnzoil View Post
you probably unintentionally loosened a vacuum connection, which is weirding out your tranny.

If you have pick and pulls, I strongly suggest it for brake parts, you can get a rotor and caliper for a song.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:49 AM
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I was thinking about cleaning up the calipers and trying to use them. One major issue though, when I tried to bleed the caliper the rusty bleed plug broke off. Is their anyway to replace that?
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:35 PM
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If you can get it cleaned up and working you could heat it a little and try to use an easy out, or take it to a machine shop. You should be able to find a new bleeder valve at the locak parts place I would think. At worst, you are down to buying just the one.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:32 PM
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You can sometimes find parts that are in quite good shape at junkyards...just have to look and see what they have.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:54 PM
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Ok the dealer said he could get me a bleeder plug. Take a look at this and tell me what you think. I don't know how to determine if the pistons are froze up...When I turn the wheel, it takes some forcing to turn. Seems like the pads are depressed on the wheel without hitting the breaks. I don't know...Is the wheel supposed to turn freely?
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:34 PM
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There should be "some" resistance since the piston does not retract 100%. The hub is always harder to turn by hand with the wheel removed.

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Old 04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
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I have some new calipers now. Should I just assume these are too rusted for use or should I attempt to clean them up? I'd love to return these calipers if at all possible. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:11 PM
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Cleaning up can usually be done.
that caliper looks fine to me, but the pins have had it. you may be able to clean up the pins and springs... I would just get a new set of pins and springs and test out the calipers. IF you can get the bleeder out of it.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:26 PM
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The piston seal is ripped. I've got these new calipers so I'll just replace them I guess. But then again, I can't even get the old ones off....
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