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Parking brake, rear caliper, FIXED
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- Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 14:57:43 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi folks. A couple weeks ago I posted a query as to my parking
brake not working, traced to the right rear caliper. The cables
seemed fine, but the actuating lever on the caliper moved 1/2 inch
and stopped solid. Hence, no parking brake. Thanks to everyone for
their replies/suggestions - heard from about a dozen people.
After calling some of the usual suspects for prices on
new/used/rebuilt, I figured I'd live dangerously and check out the
local Parts America store - and damned if they didn't get me a
Girling rebuilt unit, overnite, for $70-odd. ($45 core charge.)
Installation went smoothly, caliper and p-brake work just like new!
One note: Since I don't have a pressure or vacuum brake-bleeder, I
took (another) chance by doing the bleed the old-fashioned way. I
was *very* careful to minimize the amount of bleeding needed by
pre-filling the new caliper with fluid, and moving very quickly in
switching the units.
HTHs someone else.
'88 Mazda 323 GTX