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Another brake question. OR; How to do it the wrong way


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#1 eyesore

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 09:40 PM

OK, So Eyesore is effectively "sold". (I have a deposit)
But the right front caliper is sticking really badly. Buyer knows this, but:
How do I make her driveable? If I take it all apart and crank the piston back in, think it'll quit sticking for a bit?
Or, I was thinking of taking the whole thing off and pinching the brake line closed...:rolleyes: Would this work, be safe-ish to operate, cause serious harm to the brake line and/or the rest of the braking system?

Or Does anyone have any suggestions?
The guy is coming to pick it up Fri. I need to try and get it mobile for him.
Help Please!!

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 01:23 PM

take it apart and check things out. I would recommend highly against crimping the brake line since it will do more harm then good, then buyer might be a bit pissed. Take it apart, make sure everything is cleaned up a bit, spray some WD-40 around the caliper boot and see what happens.

#3 eyesore

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:31 PM

I was referring to the rubber line, not the metal one. Think this would still cause permanant damage?

I'll try dis-assembling it, but want to think worst case scenario, because I'm pressed for time. (and can't spend any $$$$)

#4 Caboobaroo

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:24 PM

I was referring to the rubber line, not the metal one. Think this would still cause permanant damage?

I'll try dis-assembling it, but want to think worst case scenario, because I'm pressed for time. (and can't spend any $$$$)


Well even wthe rubber line, if pinched off, will cause some major braking problems. It'll cause it to pull very hard the other direction, thus creating a larger hazard then a sticking caliper. Just pull the caliper off, grease the slides up a it and spray some WD-40 around the piston. Should help free it up a bit...

#5 eyesore

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:41 PM

Thanks, I'll try that first. :)




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