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Rear caliper

ab56452001

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Hi just got back from 8000km big trip , car ran fine , except last day left back wheel gets the squeal up every time brakes are applied , bugger just put new pads in a month ago . When i did it then i noticed only one pad was worn ,the left inner down to the bone ! , what gives ?, i fear the same has happened again , cheers.
 

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I had the same issue, did you lube your caliper piston, the bit that pushes your pads onto the disks. After I did that and new pads, the brakes are sooo responsive, I would say better than my VE series 2.
 

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Don't lube the caliper pistons,lube the slides, there's 2 of them, one will be seized so get some wd40 and vice grips and wriggle away.
 

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Thanks for replies , i reckon your right with the slides , ill give it a go latter today, cheers.
 

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Thanks for replies , i reckon your right with the slides , ill give it a go latter today, cheers.
Easier way is to find a drill bit just smaller than the slide bore, select reverse and drill away while adding WD40 as lubricant.

This will remove the rust and debris from the slide bore and won't cut into bore as you are drilling in reverse.

Add some wheel bearing grease or rubber grease or anti seize compound onto the slides before reassembly. Make sure slide boots aren't cut or perished.
 

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O'K' , ive just replaced the outer pad , the other was fine , last time it was the other way round ! , the slides came out easy, still i regreased em , the piston went in easy enough aswell , i cant work out what causes it ? , cheers.
 

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Don't lube the caliper pistons,lube the slides, there's 2 of them, one will be seized so get some wd40 and vice grips and wriggle away.
yes sorry that is what I meant, nice one richardpalinkas
 

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Haha all good. I was thinking geez that's unusual to lube the piston haha.
 

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What could have happened is that there could have been an airlock in the slides, so when the brakes are off, the slides are pressing the outer pad against the rotor. Bit weird the outer pad wore faster though.
 
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