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#1 ivantruckman

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

Has anyone done a pictorial write up for rebuilding front  calipers on an ea82 ???

 



#2 ford'ssubaru's

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

I don't know about that but like your wagon!



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:53 PM

Not that I know of.  The piston seal is fairly easy.   Tricky part is when the e-brake lever sticks.   Are you thinking about making the writeup... or just want to see one?



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

I ended up re sealing the hydraulic side , the piston had rust on one end preventing it from fully collapsing , I caught hell putting back the lever side,  best advise ..if it moves and the boot isn't torn  DON'T TAKE APART THE E BRAKE SIDE . I took some pics so maybe  ill do another one and write down the steps .  is wasn't that hard to do , i figured a good way to put the ebrake side together.


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#5 TomRhere

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:33 AM

I did one front caliper for one of the BRATs. Vowed to never do another one....... Been buying loaded calipers ever since then.

A decent bench vice would probably made the job easier, but doing the E-brake side was a real pain.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

I did one front caliper for one of the BRATs. Vowed to never do another one....... Been buying loaded calipers ever since then.

A decent bench vice would probably made the job easier, but doing the E-brake side was a real pain.

Good to know! Doing brakes on my '85 Brat now. Just got my new rotors, waiting for weather to clear.....



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

did you have any trouble getting the new pads/calipers to fit on the rotors?



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

I ended up re sealing the hydraulic side , the piston had rust on one end preventing it from fully collapsing , I caught hell putting back the lever side,  best advise ..if it moves and the boot isn't torn  DON'T TAKE APART THE E BRAKE SIDE . I took some pics so maybe  ill do another one and write down the steps .  is wasn't that hard to do , i figured a good way to put the ebrake side together.

 

The front e-Brake system becomes a Nightmare when is Old & Rusty ... I completely got Rid of that, as you can Read & See ~► Here from post Nº 61, then I Retrofitted a Reliable & Simple Rear e-Brake system on my "BumbleBeast" as you can see & Read ~► Here.

 

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:44 PM

ivantruckman... I'd be interested in hearing/seeing the easy way to repair the e-brake side.

I have not rebuilt my calipers... but I'm sure that time is coming.   Thanks for the heads up.






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