Should I Replace The Rear Calipers?
Posted 01-18-2011 06:47 PM
Should I replace the rear calipers? I felt that the front calipers were in great shape so I hadn't planned to replace them but I am thinking these rears should go. Any input appreciated.
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Posted 01-18-2011 07:30 PM
When it leaked the second time I replaced that bracket which over time can warp and allow the caliper not to be square wit the rotor so lesson learned. Leaking! replace it.
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Posted 01-18-2011 07:46 PM
I decided to overhaul the calipers that came with my car. The fronts were fine. Once I pulled the rears apart and inspected them, they became cores for a new set of rears. While there was not an obvious problem with their operation at the time, the pistons and bores did not look good at all. You've definately got one problem because they're not supposed to ooze brake fluid as far as I know. There could be other problems that would make you reconsider using them on a race car too.
Posted 01-19-2011 10:15 AM
Thanks everyone - I think I'll order replacements tomorrow!
Brakes are soooooooo over rated!
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