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Offline lbaker

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Rear brake job problems
« on: April 05, 2015, 11:27:04 AM »
Needing some help.  I'm changing out front and rear brake rotors and pads.  No problems with up front with the change out.  The back brakes a different story.  I can't get the calipers to retract.  I've loosed the cap on the reservoir under the hood and put the screws to the caliper with a 6" clamp.  The parking brake is not set.  The caliper will not retract at all.  What am I missing? 


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Re: Rear brake job problems
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 11:38:41 AM »
WAIT!!!!

You are missing the fact that the rear calipers are SCREWED back in, not just pushed!

See: http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f59/gxp-rolls-down-hill-when-parked-left-gear-72597/index2.html#post1089379
« Last Edit: April 05, 2015, 11:41:44 AM by TomatoSoup »
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Re: Rear brake job problems
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 12:06:26 PM »
Ohhhhhh!  I missed that little nugget of info when learning how to do this myself.  Thanks TomatoSoup!  Much appreciated.  I will put into practice immediately.


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Re: Rear brake job problems
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 10:41:04 PM »
Len, you should have called!  :thumbs:

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Re: Rear brake job problems
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 11:04:13 PM »
I thought about it Steve and almost did.  Brake job done late this afternoon though.  The new rotors look great.  Now for some dry and some warmth for a drive to break them in.  Maybe in the next day or two.


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