Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!
|Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.
We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!
Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!
fron brake piston problems
Posted 27 February 2005 - 07:00 PM
Getting the clutch/brake box out of the doner car, and switching them was a devil, just like was stated here at usmb, but it got done.
Only problem was, while struggleing to twist the assembly out from under the stearing colum and instaling the other one, the master cylinder piston got pushed in I don't know how many times.
Now the fron brake calipers pistons are squoze out to far to clear the pads, and they will not be pushed back in. No way, no how. Even made a crude press with a piece of angle iron, bunch of washers and nut. Really put the pressure on it, with the bleeders open. No movement. AAARRRRGHHH!!!!
Have to confess that the brakes on this rig did not function anyway, before I started this tranny swap. They were incrdibly mushy, pedal to the floor, and only barely slowed the rig down.
This Soob sat for five Central Oregon snowy winters. But I THINK they were working before it was parked due to failed Auto Trans.
Front pads look new, by the way, whatever that means.
Whats my best bet here?
I'm thinking maybe just grab the caliper assemblys from the donar car, as the brakes work great on that one, and use whichever pads look best.
I havent been into the rear drums yet.
And what are the odds of a master cylinder prob too?
Thanks for any advice. This project has wore this oldtimer to the bone, working alone and outside in the weather, and to have this glitch so near the end is pretty frustrating, whine whine crybabypeepeepantssnivelsnivel.
F-it, I'm gonna have a shot and beer.
Posted 27 February 2005 - 07:09 PM
Is your emergency on? It actuates the front wheels. (mechanism reason for brake pistons needed to be turned)
Posted 27 February 2005 - 07:15 PM
an if that doesn't work then just use calipers from donar car
Posted 27 February 2005 - 07:19 PM
Posted 27 February 2005 - 07:24 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users