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Re: Caliper rebuild in time 4 Xmas (archive)

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Posted by Jazzy Jim on December 23, 1999 at 10:31:02:

In Reply to: Caliper rebuild in time 4 Xmas posted by Brad on December 22, 1999 at 19:08:22:

: Was planning on driving home for Xmas, when Mon. a front caliper locked on. I suspect corrosion in caliper piston wall. Although it may not be the best repair, plan on cleaning & renewing seals in caliper, and bleed system. (cash flow not available for a new caliper) It'll be a street side repair. Question. Any suggestions for popping piston out if a supply of compressed air is not handy? Thanks in advance and best for the holidays

You might be able to get the piston out using the hydrolics of the system. Take the pads out and depress the brake pedel. You'll need to find a lovely assistent for this procedure. I've never done it on a 2002, but it works well enough on British cars. Its a bit messy though once the piston comes out. The problem with using pliers or a screwdriver is that if you don't intend on replacing the piston, you run a good chance of really wrecking the one you have. Then you're knackered.

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