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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 
> effect.
> 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)			duane@zk3.dec.com
Digital Equipment Corporation		(603)-884-1294
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