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  • Rear Caliper Rebuild

    Has anyone ever rebuilt their rear calipers? I bought rebuild kids for mine because the e-brake lever didn't seem to be working on one side. I tore both apart and now I'm trying to figure out how to get one back together. It looks like I need some specialized tool to compress the spring and get the e-brake lever back in. For those that rebuilt there what did you use?
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  • #2
    Never mind, I figured it out. I fiddled around with some screw drivers and a clamp and I was able to compress the spring and get the rears rebuilt without any issues. Both of the e-brake levers work as they should now. :)
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    • #3
      Good you got it. A channel lock pliars works perfect to compress the ebrake return coil spring to slide the 'U' shaped ebrake cable bar back into position.
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      • #4
        Out of curiosity did you take any pics or find out what exactly was wrong that your ebrake levers weren't working? I just installed an a1-cardone reman'd unit from rockauto and my pedal braking is working but the ebrake lever isn't doing jack. Its not the cable because jamming on the lever with a huge screwdriver also doesn't work.
        Chris
        2013 Nero Fiat Abarth 500C
        1998.5 Black Ford Contour SE 2.5 V6 MTX
        1988 Rosso Red Merkur XR4Ti 2.3T I4 T5 MT
        1982 Candy Flare Blue Honda CB650SC Nighthawk

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        • #5
          I didn't take pictures. The rebuild may have issues. If you can still turn the wheel after pulling on the lever I'd take the rebuild back.
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          • #6
            Got the rebuild replaced with another rebuild, had issues with the piston retracting too much on the new one and not staying up against the pad. Apparently its a not so unheard of issue with rebuilds and new seals. Twisted the piston out and in a couple of times with the cube and all is well!
            Chris
            2013 Nero Fiat Abarth 500C
            1998.5 Black Ford Contour SE 2.5 V6 MTX
            1988 Rosso Red Merkur XR4Ti 2.3T I4 T5 MT
            1982 Candy Flare Blue Honda CB650SC Nighthawk

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