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argg.. brake caliper
Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:41 AM
The backs came off and went back together perfectly. The fronts came apart just fine, but I am having some trouble with reassembly. The rubber "sleeves" that sit on one of the guide pins, will not stay in place no matter how i try to put things back together. They always ride up too far so i can't compress the caliper.
What do these rubber sleeves do? I'm guessing they are just worn out/too loose. Can I get these parts seperate or do i need to get a whole rebuild kit? Lastly, how do you get them on without going crazy??
Thanks for the help...
Almost forgot.. '02 OBW (Legacy)
Posted 02 December 2005 - 01:01 PM
Any chance you could snap a pic?
Posted 02 December 2005 - 02:12 PM
The rubber piece sits in a cut out area on one of the pins. What was happening was when i putting the bracket back onto the pins, the rubber piece wasn't tight enough and would ride up out of the groove.
Posted 02 December 2005 - 04:09 PM
Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:15 PM
From what I can tell the rubber was swollen, that's why it kept riding up. I trimmed a sliver of rubber off the end so it fit better in the groove. Then I unbolted the pins from the piston assembly, so they'd be easier to work with, this turned out to be key. Greased everything up, and with moderate forced "tapped" the pin into the bracket with my hand. I'm guessing that because of the swollen rubber too much air was getting trapped in there forcing the boot out.
Anyway, thanks for the help, maybe this will help someone in the future. On a side note, what do those boots do?
Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:58 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 11:51 AM
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