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NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD (Fixed, thanks guys!)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TrcksR4ME, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. TrcksR4ME

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    So its all figured out, still not altogether, put figured out /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif It was something to do with the park brake lever, and also some weird piston design...damn Japanese cars haha, can't complain, it has 190,000 miles and still runs strong /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Thanks to all the people who offered help and suggestions, thats what makes this site so good!
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    Ok, been listening to this horrible squeeking on my DD for like a month. I finally think to look at the back brakes (rear discs) and notice a groove in the rotor. Take it apart, pad is worn out, so I have a new set of pads to go in...

    I can't get the damn piston on the caliper to push back in!!! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Since I can't do that, I can't put it together, and this is my transportation to get to work tomorrow. The vehicle is an 89 Isuzu Trooper and has the rear discs with parking break and all that. Is there a trick to getting the piston to go in on calipers with parking brakes built in?

    So mad right now, gawd damn itscrewsyou (isuzu haha) /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    Just use a C-clamp and squeeze it in
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    I tried that, I even ran to Sears to get a bigger one, and it doesn't move at all. I have never come across a problem like this before on disc brakes, I assume it has to do with the parking brake mech built into the caliper....oh and the parking brake is not on either /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    don't know if it will help or not but did you try takiing the P-brake mechanism off the caliper then try the clamp? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    If it's like the chevy one, take the bolt that holds the ebrake arm on and use a wrench to turn that bolt backwards and push in cylinder at the same time.
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    My wifes Miata has a screw on the backside of the caliper you have to loosen to push the piston in
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    trying something similar to this, we'll see if it works or not....
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    good luck, it's getting late /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    Have you removed your master cylinder cap?
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    yeah, I tried the cap on the MC....in trying to play with the brake arm, I managed to almost pop the piston all the way out, yet I can't get it to go in /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif keeps coming out, but will not move back in at all, it must be part of some self adjusting system...and it is getting late and I really pissed now /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    If you have to, loosen the line or bleeder and let it leak as you push it back? You can always add more fluid after it's together.
    Hang in there.... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    That's why, when ever someone asks me to work on there car, I always say "I only work on Chevy's" /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    Maybe John Kerry can help /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif...j/k man
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    Well I figured it out, the piston itself turns...so you have to take the the park brake lever off and pull out the piece it attaches to, which then lets you turn the piston(like a screw) using some special tool, or needle nose pliers. I got one side done and f'd up the threads on the damn park brake lever bolt...so one side is still apart /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif gonna have to clean up the threads or something to get it back together. This sucks, I hate you Isuzu haha
     
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    Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! Brakes on DD

    [ QUOTE ]
    Bush Sucks
    Kerry/Edwards '04
    F%&! the Rich

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Kerry is rich... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

    F%&! Kerry?
     

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