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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject:  caliper rebuild kit? Reply with quote

Do they make anything like this? I have all 4 calipers from my 02 with 185k miles on them and plan on painting them black and then putting them on my car, but before that I would like to possibly rebuild them because they have such high mileage.

Anyone know of anything like this?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You can buy reman units, so it's possible to rebuild them, but I don't know if it's a DIY activity.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Go to Rock Auto and search your vehicle for a caliper seal kit. I'm pretty sure that is what you are after.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm looking up on Rock Auto now. The seals go on the pistons?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IMO if you have to ask, you should probably pay for the reman units. Brakes are not something you want to fail.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

USAllparts lists caliper repair kit with the o"ring and end seal..
Autozone lists the same part also but show special order at about $5.99 per side.
Brakeware/Brake Caliper Kit - Front
Part Number: 66715
Alternate Part Number: WK885


It is not hard but you just need to pay attention to detail so you don't pinch the seal during assembly or scratch the cylinder during disassembly.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IffyG wrote:
IMO if you have to ask, you should probably pay for the reman units. Brakes are not something you want to fail.


I'm just looking up stuff. My dad would be the one to rebuild them. When it comes to brakes..I let my dad do everything because I don't like to mess around with that stuff.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Or you can utilize this time to put Camaro calipers on. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Calipers are uber easy to rebuild. Powerblock TV had a segement where the guy showed how to rebuild a caliper. The only thing you might not have handy is the hone. However, if there is no problem why fix it. I was able to get all 4 kits, 2 front and 2 rear from my local napa for 10 bucks.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Oh how I would love to switch to Camaro calipers....I may run by a local junk yard and see if they have any. What do I need to look for?

& i want to rebuild the calipers because they were sticking a little bit

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