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Brake caliper replacement

Brake caliper replacement — When to replace brake caliper Do you really need a new brake caliper? If you change your brake fluid and service the brake caliper slide pins and boots, you should not need brake caliper replacement on every brake job. In fact, most brake calipers last 150K miles or more. Many shops automatically replace brake calipers if they see evidence of binding, but binding alone is not a reason to replace the entire caliper. Brake caliper abutment areas and caliper slide pins can rust and bind causing … Read More

Disk brake pad spreader tool

Disk brake pad spreader tool So you’ve compressed the caliper with a huge C-clamp and removed it from the bracket. Now what? You have to press the caliper piston back into the bore. Some guys use the same C-clamp, but that can be really awkward. These piston compression tools make the job a LOT easier. If you’re counting pennies, just buy the crank style. But if you really want to make life easier, buy the piston grip versions and just ratchet the pistons back in place. For double piston calipers … Read More


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