Hey Barney, just my way of agreeing with you with 100%. I've seen his
problem so many times--and I've also seen many times where they replaced the
wrong hose. Sorry that I was not clear. Please forgive my mistake; I meant
nothing derogatory toward anyone. sam
I don't know if you are swapping the complete caliper or not
(loaded caliper), but if the existing caliper is in reasonably decent
shape i.e. caliper bolts are free of rust, slide easy, not cross threaded
and the boots are in good shape... you might just wish to pop out
the caliper piston, clean out the bore and install new seals and boot.
Look for the thread in this forum marked Brake Caliper help.. There is a good
procedure which was checked and verified by Ian showing how to
replace the caliper piston seals and boot. HLS offered additional
advice. Good advice from two knowledgeable experts !!
Cost of a new Caliper is about 100.00 USD. cost of the Caliper boot and
seal kit is about 5 bucks. A complete Caliper rebuild kit is about 35.00.
The point... rebuilding a caliper is EASY. I wish I had learned how
to do it years ago....would have saved myself a lot of $$$ on purchasing
new calipers and also done a more professional DIY brake job.
Also...many years ago, my left (drivers) brake was binding...it just
happened to be an internally restricted brake hose. outside looked
great but inside was brokened. This happened after a brake
job (even though caliper was well hung during job).
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