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Re: Parking brake, rear caliper
Hairy green toads from Mars made Frank Martin say:
> The parking brakes on my 100Q haven't been working for a while,
> I've traced the problem to the right rear caliper (Girling, I
> believe). The p-cable is working on the actuating lever alright,
> but the lever moves about 1/2" and stops solid, with no effect on
> the piston at all. I've used vice grips on the lever, same
> I assume something is wrong inside the caliper assembly. Anyone
> have experience with the innards? Can one fix it, or does one
> end up buying a new or used complete caliper assembly? I just
> called SHOKAN, and was quoted $145 +shipping.
The lever freezes up and there's not much you can do if a liberal
dousing with WD40 or whatever fails to free it.
I was stuck buying a whole new caliper to replace the one there
that was only about 18 months old because of this stupid $0.50
part that froze.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Equipment Corporation (603)-884-1294
110 Spit Brook Road
Nashua, NH 03062-2698
Only my cat shares my opinions, and she's too heavy to care.