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dumb brake caliper question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TX Mudder, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Here's a pic of my 76 eldo caliper.
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    See the yellow plastic plug looking thing in the middle of the piston? Am I supposed to leave it there?
    It of course has a yellow plastic plug where the brake line goes in. But what about this in the middle of the piston?
    What the heck is it? I didn't want to mess anything up by removing it without knowing what it is...?
    -- Mike
     
  2. TX Mudder

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    Here's another pic - not a great pic in general but you can see the piston more clearly.
    -- Mike
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

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    Nothing to worry about. That plug is just plugging the hole that the tool goes into for turning the pistons back in when you need to change the pads. If you're not familiar with the rear caddy calipers utilizing an e-brake then you should read up on it. When retracting the pistons back into the caliper you DO NOT push them back in like you do with a GM front caliper, there is a tool and they must be screwed back in in order to retract them.
     
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    I've never heard of that before.
    Where can I get the tool?
    -- Mike
     
  5. zcarczar

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    harbor freight or any tool dealer like snap on or matco.
     

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