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Old 07-29-2009, 07:19 PM   #21
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One Step Closer To Having Brakes Again

Well my parts from Dexter arrived earlier this week and this evening I rebuilt the calipers.

Tools used: rubber mallet, rawhide mallet, fiber drift, air compressor, bar clamps, aluminum plate, and silicone lube.

The caliper rebuild kit came with 4 seals, four dust boots, a brass connector for the brake hose, and a new bleed valve.

Here is the new rotor

The new brake pads and hardware

I began by cleaning the calipers, bores and pistons

I then used the silicone lube to lightly lube the seals and wokred them into the recesses that hold them.

I then used the rubber and rawhide mallets to seat the pistons in the bores.

Next I used the aluminum plate, bar clamps, and air compressor to exercise the pistons to make sure they were moving freely.

Then I lubed the dust boots and used the fiber drift and rawhide hammer to seat the dust boots in the caliper.

Here is one of the finished calipers ready for installation.

I ran out of daylight so this is all the further I got. We are headed to Penn Wood tomorrow for a Margaritaville Rally so the rest of this chore will have to wait until next week. I will post details of the install and brake bleeding. Hopefully this will be the last of my brake woes on the '06
Carl, Elaine & Finn The Beagle
2006 30' Classic W Slide & Limited Package Katarina
2006 GMC 2500 HD 6.6 Turbo Diesel Crew Cab 8' Bed
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