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Brake Caliper rebuild - (Piston rebuild)
Posted 13 February 2005 - 12:14 PM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 07:29 PM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:10 PM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:12 PM
If you really want to rebuild the calipers yourself, definitely pop out the pistons and inspect them while replacing the seals.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:31 AM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:08 PM
very easy job, there's a piston seal and dust boot and not much else to it. clean everything up real good and put it back together. the only tricky part is screwing the piston back in if it's on a threaded spindle (like the XT6 front calipers). but with the right tools, it goes right in, they are tough to turn by hand without a good brake caliper piston tool and the finely threaded spindle takes forever to get anywhere. just keep turning and turnning. i spent a ton of time screwing the pistons back in my first time, but with the right tool this job is super easy. don't forget to grease the seal and boot as you install them. (the rebuild kit came with grease).
Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:13 PM
Add up all the parts (seals, pins, etc) and see what you think, I may be wrong depending on the condition of the caliper, but you don't know 'till you pull it apart.
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