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Old 07-31-2013, 03:59 PM
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ATE or BENDIX - does it really matter?

Well, these rear calipers of mine are giving me fits. I think part of the problem is that in the early days of me owning it, I had to change one of my rear calipers that had seized (the rear passenger side) and picked up the only one that the shop had at the time. At that time, I never really knew there was a difference.

Well, that right rear one has always been a problem with sticking and seizing and what have you. I now realize that it looks different from the one on the left, and of course for the umpteenth time, has started squealing away. I just checked my service history, and just about every year, it does this and I change the pads, and notice the right side being more worn than the left.

Fast forward to today, now the left side is also hard to turn with the car on neutral and jacked up. I think its time to change both rears (duh!).

So would there be an issue if I change into one or the other brand, as long as I change both? I'm thinking it should have no problems at all, but would just like to check with the collective on consensus. What do you think guys?

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Old 07-31-2013, 04:01 PM
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The FSM states to have the same brand per axle, otherwise you shouldn't have any problems.

Sounds like maybe you should install new rubber lines too.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:14 PM
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I had a locked up right rear too.Bought new lines,and calipers.Would you know the new right rear was locking to,replaced it fine.fronts are 30 years old no problem,but changed all lines
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:30 PM
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Thanks TMB. I changed the rubbers in '09 as well as the hardline for the same sticky caliper. And the same thing (stuck caliper) happened again in '10. Again in '11. What can I say, I'm a sucker for punishment, lol!

I'll shop around for calipers ASAP...bought in a pair of the same brand ;-)
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:58 PM
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I like the ATE better. Always seemed a little higher quality to me. Also like the retaining pins better.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:42 PM
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I've replaced calipers on both SDs. I only found A1-Cardone or much more expensive remans and settled for the Cardone. Buy locally if you go that route because Cardone's quality control is horrible. I've had pistons hang even though pins were lubed, left in right side box and rears (too small) boxed as fronts.

The errors only cost me time, not time and shipping. They seem to work after you get a working set. Brand doesn't matter. One brand is frequently more expensive then the other.

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