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

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Posted by Oleg on December 12, 2000 at 23:15:03:

In Reply to: Brake problem solved...sort of.... posted by John Morrison on December 12, 2000 at 18:15:51:

the company i got the caliper from doesnt exist anymore:
I had problems with returning the core, I was about to go to small claims court....
Anyway, I think (or wines?)has for $85 for my model
Maybe your model is a bit more expensive... and you got one already... Sorry didnt check the board earlier. Good luck. Make sure they bleed all the 4 calipers after installation.

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 [email protected]%# 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!!!!!


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