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Need to fix/replace/remove the Hill Holder
Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:20 AM
Are hill holders repairable? I found on thread where someone just replaced the O-rings. How difficult is that to do right?
If repairing isn't feasable, how much for a new (to me) one?
And the final option, if it's not repairable and several hundred for a replacement, How to take the whole darn thing out and still keep brakes on the right front wheel? It seems that the HH is the only thing powering that corner.
Oh, and this is for an 87 GL wagon.
Posted 20 March 2007 - 02:12 AM
...Are hill holders repairable? I found on thread where someone just replaced the O-rings. How difficult is that to do right?...
Yes, They´re Repairable... But I didn´t Repair anyone yet.
As Far As I Know, you can find the New Replacement kit at the Dealer, which is a Piston with the O-Rings... or Maybe you can find Just the O-Rings, I´m not Sure about...
is Hard To Tell how Difficult is to fix it ... I Suggest to Take it off, and Check... Maybe isn´t too hard, I think.
Posted 20 March 2007 - 11:26 PM
What I really want is the cheapest, easiest way to plug the leak.
These two things do not go hand in hand. "cheap" is often very difficult, substituting alot of work for no money. Easy just requires money to spend on parts, a mechanic, whatever. (really easy would be buy a new car)
What comes to mind in this case is just get a J-yard one. Your's is the first I've ever heard of failing. And unless it's leaking out of the fittings I can't even figure how fluid would get out of it. It's really a sealed unit. Is it leaking around the cable shaft?
Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:22 AM
I know you have to pay for easy and cheap is always hard, but I know how much effort I'm willing to put into it, and that's hard to explain, you know? Plus it never hurts to throw a probe out there and see what others have seen/dealt with. Maybe somebody found somthing that works wonders, or has rebuilt one in the past and can give me an idea of what it takes. I'm really just looking for an idea for what I'm getting into. I don't really have a dedicated workspace so I need to be able to move the car at the end of the day. That means I'm hesitent to start tearing into it unless I have a bit of confidence that I'm going to be able to get my brakes back.
The leak is on the top of the unit, behind/under the lever the clutch cable attaches to. I last looked at it this weekend and am ~1000 miles away from it for the next day or so. I'll let you know exactly where it's coming from once I'm home again .
Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:12 AM
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