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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 12:56 AM
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Rear caliper overhaul

Hello,

I have a torn boot and my brake pads are almost down to the metal, so I'm going to change my pads and rebuild my caliper this weekend. I've rebuilt a front brake caliper about 25 years ago.

I've been doing a lot of research and I understand that I can blow my piston out of the caliper with compressed air, like I've done in the past. If I do, will the parking brake mechanism come out with it?

When I go back to reassemble it, I guess I'll need to thread the piston back on the parking brake mechanism, rather than just push it together. I assume the parking brake mechanism will stay with the caliper.

My brake wear warning lights haven't come on, so I assume that my brake wear sensor is probably shot. It looks like that's something I could change out later, without have to do much dissassembly, other maybe take off the wheel and caliper.

-Eric
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