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Old 10-01-2015   #16
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Re: Rear Passenger Side Brake Sticking?? (Smells Really Bad & VERY hot)

FYI, copper slip is the wrong choice of grease to put on moving parts like piston sliding pins.

Silicone grease is the correct type for that kind of job.
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Re: Rear Passenger Side Brake Sticking?? (Smells Really Bad & VERY hot)

Quote Originally Posted by louisvella01 View Post
No worries!!

Yeah have a look at it and see if you can figure out what it's playing at! Replacement calliper are so flippin expensive even reconditioned!! That was the same reason I wanted to try and repair mine first haha!

Hmmm good question, I "think" it was clock wise to wind it in but don't quote me on that!!! And for all I know they might be quirky and be opposites on each side!! When you try turning it you'll see straight away within quarter of a turn if you're going the right way or not :^)! From experience, it's a bit of a faff but to save yourself and even bigger headache, clip the hydraulic line to seal it, disconnect the handbrake cable and just take the whole calliper off, it will make rewinding it and fitting new seals a million times easier!!!

I actually used my dads tool which yes I believe was a generic universal rewind tool! Have a look at the piston now when you go out to look at it and you know straight away if the universal one will work, just get one for the right size piston and you should be okay...???
Cheers for getting back to me, you're a massive help!

When I jacked the car up all corners were turning freely with no binding, went for a drive and the binding started again!

Seems intermittent, more investigation needed!

I've ordered some silicone grease, as said above copper grease looses its lubricating properties over time and the pins can stick again.
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