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Rebuild Caddy Calipers???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CaveBlazin, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. CaveBlazin

    CaveBlazin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok several months ago I asked if anyone knew how to put these caddy calipers together well they sent me a PM and it got erased (DOAH!!) So if anyone out there has taken the 77 Eldo calipers apart and put them back together PLEASE help me out I can't get these things back together and I have all new seals etc.. I would almost ship them to whoever and throw in a case-o-beer if they could put them back together. HELP!!
     
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    I use a big C-clamp and a lot of patience... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Is that it, I have tried and tried and can not get it. Whats the special secret...
     
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    I rub a little bit of brake fluid on the O-ring to help it slide into the bore. It's pretty hard to get it started, and you have to start the piston dead straight or you'll ruin the O-ring. I also place the dust boot on the piston before I press it in. Installing that afterwards is damn near impossible. After the piston is in place, then you can carefully tap the dust boot into the caliper housing. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    There's one O-ring that doesn't come in the rebuild kits. Inside the main piston is a second piston, which is part of the e-brake mechanism. It's a royal pain-in-the-a$$ to get it apart, plus it's spring loaded, so I guess that they don't consider that a user-replaceable part. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif There's an O-ring between the two pistons, and if it's leaking, then brake fluid will weep from that little hole in the face of the main piston. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif At that point you pretty much have to pony up for a rebuilt caliper. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     

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