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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Feb 19, 2007.
Lets say you dont feel like buying a brand new caliper. Can you rebuild the old one yourself?
I would think so. Which calipers?
Yeah, as long as the piston and everything is in good shape. You can get the kits from your local parts store. Their basically just the seals and the boot from the piston. You can get kits for wheel cylinders as well.
Brand new cost $16 if its a front truck one (napaonline.com) so unless you've got a hone, parts kit for free, and time is worth nothing, or you are dealing with something OTHER than a $16 piece, it's probably not worth it.
if it is a d44 or 10 bolt caliper it is NOT worth it to rebuild calipers anymore.
Heck wheN I did front brakes on my pickup, I bought 1 freaking rotor, since I couldn't afford 2 and only one caliper stuck. But I bought 2 calipers because they were so freaking cheap.
Yeah I forgot to mention that part... Lol. But if you just want the experience have it at. Otherwise just pick up a new/reman one.
How expensive are the calipers on a 60?
$30 at napa.
Yeah, I think my calipers for my 10 bolt were like 12 bucks a peice? next to nothing.
It just doesn't make sense to rebuild them for $30. I'll take that off of the list, thanks.
its acutally two vehicles tha tneed them rebuilt. A 83 mercedes 300D and a 83 burb front.. I know the burb one is cheaaaaap. Just not certain about the mercedes.
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