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louis_sutton
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Post by louis_sutton on Sat 03 Oct 2015, 2:12 pm

Hi all, just checking I'm not going nuts really. Finally got around to a refurb of my rear caliper.

I am right in thinking that with pads/pin out, and the caliper bracket off the swing arm, the caliper should slide off the pins? There's nothing else holding it on? If that's the case, mine is seized to Buggery...
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Post by davebike500 on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 11:00 am

Yes if the pads are out and it off the disk  it should slide off the pins

This is quite common  when you got it free clean the rust off the pins It should slide freely
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Post by louis_sutton on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 11:47 am

Thanks Dave. After penetrating oil, a malleting and everything else I could think of, absolutely no movement. Had to cut it.
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Post by teamster1975 on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 12:35 pm

They're a sod when the sliders seize.
One of the pins can be undone from the carrier, once this is free a load of penetrating fluid and a rubber mallet to get a turn on it does the job.
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Post by louis_sutton on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 2:02 pm

It did me. I could undo one of the pins but the other was too tight to let it go far enough for a rotation. 

After I cut it even an impact driver wouldn't get it moving. Bloody thing, I'm off the road till I can get a replacement now.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 06 Oct 2015, 1:21 pm

I fear your best bet may be buying a whole new caliper with slider etc attached...
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Post by louis_sutton on Tue 06 Oct 2015, 10:57 pm

I agree. Just checking my options currently, used or new...
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Post by louis_sutton on Mon 26 Oct 2015, 10:49 pm

And used it was, from a breaker's in France, that went on like a dream.  I'll have to drill the old slider pin out, absolutely nothing has worked on it.

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