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siezed caliper cylander

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    since i recieved my caddy calipers, im wondering if i shuldns have them rebuilt. is it expensive? easy to do on my own?

    edit: i tried to push in the cylanders with a c clamp and an old brake pad, and no luck. is it siezed?


    thanks
     
  2. wraenking

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    Re: cost of rebuilding calipers

    ttt
     
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    Re: cost of rebuilding calipers

    if its siezed then its junk, get a new one, auto zone or somewhere
     
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    Re: cost of rebuilding calipers

    don't you have to screw the caddy caliper pistons back in? Rear disc caliper pistons aren't just going to push back in.
     
  5. wraenking

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    Re: cost of rebuilding calipers

    hmm. dont know. im new to all this. lol

    if they screw in, how do they push back out while using the brakes?
     
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    Re: cost of rebuilding calipers

    i don't know how the come back out, but i would assume that there would be enough hydraulic pressure to rotate them that tad bit. yeah try to rotate and push in at the same time, i believe you have to screw them in, as in the direction of rotation is important just in case you want to be like me and go the easy route and screw yerself.... hmmm..

    a pair of pliers work the best for me, you just open them up inside the piston and go at it.
     
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    Re: cost of rebuilding calipers

    Caddy calipers use the e-brake to adjust themselves to the rotor.
     

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