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My front caliper seems like it

My front caliper seems like it has more resistance than my other. I am thinking about rebuilding them. Where is the best place to buy a kit, from the usual suppliers or don't these same calipers fit other cars? Any tips on rebuilding it? How do you get the piston out? How many seals, parts come in the rebuild kit? Thanks.
 
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The ATE kits are available fro

The ATE kits are available from several sources. Be forewarned that they do not include the square section O-rings that go between the caliper halves and spacers. Got those from Ted Rutland. If you're splitting the calipers, get the O-rings too.
 
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Great information Bill. You ar

Great information Bill. You are a great resource for the members here. I thank you for your contribution.


Jeremy
 
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Do you have to split the calip

Do you have to split the caliper to rebuild them? Also what is the best way to remove the piston.
 
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Rich,

no, you do not need t


Rich,

no, you do not need to split the calipers to rebuild them. the pistons are best & easiest removed using compressed air carefully blown into the line & bleeder ports. cover the caliper with a good cloth, this is to catch any brake fliud that may spray out, put another cloth or piece of 1x1 wood in the center of the caliper to catch & prevent damaging the piston when it pops out, blow the compressed air first in one line port until the piston pops out then the other. do this away from painted surfaces like the car & wear safety goggles. normally they come out fairly easy.

After removing old rubbers from the pistons clean in rubbing alcohol, then polish the pistons with 1000 wet/dry sandpaper, keeping wet with the alcohol, and clean again and blow dry. Then clean the caliper bodies throughly in & out and blow dry, then polish the bores with the 1000 wet/dry wetting with the alcohol, clean & blow dry again. Instal seals on the pistons and use a light coating of vaseline as the lubricant for reassembly.

Regards, JRV
ps: Frank at AW Imported has the square o-rings & Rebuilt F & R calipers in stock.
 
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