A Little Rear Caliper Disassembly Question (?)

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Thu Jun 13 10:10:38 EDT 2002

At 09:01 PM 06/12/2002 -0700, Gary Anderson wrote:

>Found rear caliper leaking (drips) from the emergency brake shaft.
>Have removed the piston with the infamous big allen wrench and am left
>with the threaded rod centered in the cylinder.
>Removed a circlip at the bottom of the cylinder....
>So the question is how to finish taking the thing apart?

If you've removed the internal circlip,  the threaded rod onto which the
piston screws should come out with a little "encouragement".  I ended up
using two large screwdrivers opposing eachother and alternating pressure
upward/a bit sideways to "walk" the base of the threaded rod out of its
housing.  It's a tight machined fit.  If there is brake fluid getting past
that fit into the parking brake linkage chamber, the O-ring sealing the
lower part of the chamber must have failed.

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