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Old 06-02-2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Aw crap- need a new left rear caliper....

Trying to bleed brakes, started to loosen the bleeder screw on the left rear caliper and it broke off. Dremeled a slot in the remainder, liberally soaked with PB blaster, stuck a flathead in the slot and put vice grips on... tried to turn it out and just broke off the remainder.

Went for the screw extractor method- fragged the threads to the point where I couldn't get a new bleeder screw to take hold. Tried to re-tap to no avail. I guess it is time to just replace the caliper.

Anyone have a spare left rear sitting around they want to part with?
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:09 PM   #2
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Passenenger or driver?
I have one, but the Piston is sucky -Not Stucky, sucky.
You would need a rebuid kit for it also, and the rebuild kits do not come with the piston. - So if your piston is shitty, then you are out of luck here............
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Get a remanufactured one from NAPA.....the net cost is about 40 per side. Way easier than a rebuild kit.
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Last I saw for a 1.6 rear was $125 + core for a reman. Fronts were cheaper, but I never saw a rear for $40. I bought a used one one from www.panicmotorsports.com for $28 shipped. They should have more. Good guys and fast shipping.

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Oops, just saw your sig and saw that you had 1.8 brakes. Just saw 93 first. Might still check with them.
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Napa looks like $76 plus core for a rebuilt left rear. Not bad- but I'll see what the panicmotorsports guys say.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:52 AM   #7
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Is this a 1.6 or 1.8 caliper?
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Is this a 1.6 or 1.8 caliper?
Aren't the calipers the same? it's just the brackets that are different. or am i wrong on this?

And i too need a drivers side rear caliper. Mine locked up on me and started smoking the other day. That was fun.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:33 AM   #9
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Artie- have you greased the slider pins recently? They need attention about once a year... try that first if you haven't done it recently.

1.6 and 1.8 calipers are the same AFAIK.
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Na, i haven't looked at it in almost exactly a year now. i changed the rear pads to axxis ultimates last june and im sure i greased the pins up then. But my brakes didnt pass inspection. When they did the brake balance test it showed that the drivers rear brakes were barely working, if anything. I am almost sure that the Ebrake on that side isnt working that great either (but was fine last week AFAIK). Ill take a look at it all today and see what I can come up with. Maybe it is just a simple grease, adjust ebrake, and bleed the line.
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Compatible and identical are different things
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75 bucks at autozone
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