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Old 09-06-2008   #1
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Caliper

In November my punto MK1 went to a garage for new pads, they phoned me and said it needed a new caliper on the left, I had a feeling this needed replacing. So i had it done.

Now my brakes have started grinding I decided it was time to do the pads and disks since I knew the disks were worn.

Here are the problems:

The garage used an air gun to over tighten the bolts, the right side was very difficult to take off, bt this has been done. The nipes holding on the disks are broken and de-formed on both sides so I cant do the disks (not done by this guarage sine I never had them do the disks).

The left caliper (the one they replaced), the first of the two bolts has snaped half way through undoing it. I can tell by starting to undo the second one it will do the same.

So I am now left with new pads one side and old ones the other, I could change them back but I want to sort this out today.

I think this caliper has also sised, it has been metal 2 metal for a long wile by the looks and looking at the condition of the pads it looks like they were not replaced in November dispite that being all it actually went to them for.

I have been told the best thing to do is remove the caliper carryer from a scrap yard and just swap it with mine, and to get the nipes off and get new ones.

What do you think is best?

its very anoying since itlooks like they didn't do what it went in for and as a result the caliper has sised again.
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Re: Caliper

I snapped the bolts on the left side of mine as i tried to undo it the wrong way mabe you have done the same lol i went to scrap yard for the caliper holder is your punto a sporting if so fiat bravo calipers and holders are the same.
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Re: Caliper

here is a wee tip when trying to move siezed bolts.....spray with wd40 slacken as far as the bolt will let you, spray again, retighten, repeat this untill bolt comes away....now this may take some time but it will work
changing pads & discs is an easy job, its when you encounter the dreaded rust that makes things difficult...obviously a source of heat is perfect for this sort of thing, but not everybody can get access to gas/blow torch ect..another tip here is when reasembling any job use copper/grease on the nuts/bolts, makes it easy the next time
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Re: Caliper

Quote Originally Posted by Dan_2587 View Post
I snapped the bolts on the left side of mine as i tried to undo it the wrong way mabe you have done the same lol i went to scrap yard for the caliper holder is your punto a sporting if so fiat bravo calipers and holders are the same.
Thanks for the help.

How do you remove the cliper holder? I was at the scrap yard, all they have is a MK2, however the breaks seem exactly the same. I have got new niple bolts for mine now anyway .

I am assuming I need to remove the disk first, however it is heavily rusted on. Any help will be much appreciated.
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Re: Caliper

Quick note, its not a sporting, its a 55S.
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