Rear brake rebuild

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Optimistic
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Rear brake rebuild

Post by Optimistic » Wed May 11, 2022 4:14 pm

Hello,
While searching on the forum, I have only seen people buying reconditioned calipers for the car. And now I am wondering if you can't rebuild them yourself.

I bought the ate rear caliper repair kit, but the pistons don't have the internal handbrake mechanism. Are they just the wrong ones or? Pn is 233902 of the kit I got
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New one
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And the old one

Alan 480
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Re: Rear brake rebuild

Post by Alan 480 » Wed May 11, 2022 4:34 pm

I bought a service kit but it was only the 'O' rings / seals and I think (from memory) I just cleaned up all the auto adjusters. flushed out with clean fluid (a few times) and I gave all the receipts to Cranna when he bought the car, unless it was from E-Bay.....

which on reflection it was as I'd ordered the wrong part and ended up with a set of seals for the front, which were used the following year, so not wasted .. . .

have you looked at this link from Jeff?

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=35575
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2 (1 x Normal, 1 x 'Celebration' ? ), C30 1.8ES, SS1

Optimistic
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Re: Rear brake rebuild

Post by Optimistic » Wed May 11, 2022 5:32 pm

Yes I have read trough that post, but I didn't buy another caliper I'm just fixing the one I have as it was in good condition.

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