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Brake problem solved...sort of.... (archive)

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Posted by John Morrison on December 12, 2000 at 18:15:51:

Hey all,
My dealer was humming and hawing about my complaint of the rear dirver's side brake dragging, until he took it out for a highway test, then bent down and touched the wheel...nice little burn brought my point home!

So I apparantly have a bad caliper or a bad caliper mount...and they suggested I replace both ($420CDN for the caliper and $380 for the bracket)....I said $@%# that!! I took Oleg's advice and purchased a rebuilt unit locally for $125 total! (with bracket!).

It's being installed now...what a pain in the ass this has been!

Goes to show us once again...NEVER buy anything from the dealer!!!!!


John



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