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torn caliper piston boot

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#1 teasdam


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Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:56 AM

the boot around the brake caliper piston is torn to smithereenies.

Autozone doesn't offer caliper overhaul kits, so my only option would be to but a reman caliper for $70.

Just how much of a problem is this torn boot?

#2 teasdam


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Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:57 AM

oops, but = buy

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 01:38 PM

It keeps all the road dirt away from the piston seal, if it's split then the piston will eventually seize, worst case scenario is that it will take your rotors with it.



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Posted 15 March 2004 - 01:55 PM

I've got the same problem with my 81 DL...OEM it's about the same as the reman'ed Caliper for just the boot and some other misc. parts. I've just been living with it. Mine leak a little fluid and I refill it every so often. Fluid's tarnished the paint some as well, doesn't really matter as the rest of the paint is crap anyway.

I went to change the piston seals when I first noticed the fluid, but then realized that wasn't the problem. It was a pin hole in the caliper boot. I changed my pads while I was at it because the outer pad was worn down and really uneven, inner pad was good though. After I changed the pads, all the pressure blew a big chunk of the caliper boot off. The car still stops just as poorly as it did before the new pads!

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