rear brake pistons
Posted 17 November 2019 - 02:03 AM
Are they meant to be wound the entire way in? Or do they also need to be pushed part of the way in too? There's no way on earth that the new pads are going to fit as-is. The park brake lever on the back of the assembly moves but the piston doesn't move with it, so I assume that means it's frozen in position. The piston is about 5mm out from being completely flush with the caliper surface, I assume it does go completely flush when fully retracted?
A few questions in there but simple enough to answer I hope
Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:14 AM
Piston moves in till its flush.........The piston has to be turned in .........Take it off and put in a small bucket and soak in toilet bowl cleaner to break free the rust..........use lime away (gel formula ) 99 cent store...
Edited by markhansenconquest, 17 November 2019 - 11:18 AM.
Posted 19 November 2019 - 02:16 AM
Posted 19 November 2019 - 03:34 PM
On the rebuild, you will not be able to replace the o-ring for the screw that threads to the piston without tearing the rear portion of the caliper a part. Reassembling this isn't the easiest job to tackle, but I have a how to thread on the subject the brake FAQ forum.
Posted 29 November 2019 - 05:24 PM
Edited by Gibbon, 29 November 2019 - 05:25 PM.
Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:22 AM
Then one of my guide pins went missing, last seen in the hands of a certain young child....
Is it safe to bead blast the rust off of the inner bore of the caliper? I have a rebuild kit for the seals.
Edited by Gibbon, 01 December 2019 - 01:37 AM.
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