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Old 11-26-2005, 08:33 PM
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One More - Rear Brake Caliper Repair?

I looked , but again did not see much( I limit my searches to vintage forum) can these calipers be rebuilt or better yet "freed up" ?
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:54 PM
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if not reading queries from the panda, wut would I be doing???
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:58 PM
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i do beleive there are rebuilt kits for these. i opted to just get "new" ones at the time. mine were really, really bad (31 y/o at the time)
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:21 AM
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You got a vise in the barn? Maybe can press em loose. After scrubbin em down and then reattach em so you can work em with pedal and old thin pads loosely installed so the pistons dont pop out.

And then when they start movin, pry em and work em back'n forth with prybar and pedal. Only hazard being you might damage the rotors when prying em back. Naturally gotta flush the entire system with fresh DOT4 fluid.

But best of all is driving the car, heat it up and slam on the brakes a few times - take it into panic mode fishtailing around corners if you can.
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I have had very good experiences with www.********.com. They sell rebuilt calipers for only a little more than the kit.
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:35 PM
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I tried Dog, I just couldnt get em to move, I think I am going to go for rebuilts
I will shop around, perhaps I can find em in orange, get some mags and let em show through
Just kidding.... on the mags and color thing....
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:12 PM
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Chuck, thx for the recommendation. I just ordered a set of reman calipers for my 450sl. -cth
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