Rear Brakes

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Mon Aug 9 12:16:19 EDT 2004

Additional comments/questions below;
> > From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at>
> >
> > Ok, I've got the Bernie method rear brake low pad indicator going.  
> > like the caliper is going to need some refurbishment as well as on the
> > driver side rear, the inside pad is worn, but the outside pad has much 
> > left.
>Indicating that your caliper guide pins are not free.  Check boots and
>regrease them.  If you check pads when you change summer to winter wheels
>you can reverse the pads, inside to outside, to maximumize their useful

No such thing as summer and winter tires in my book.  One size fits all.

> >I read through the information on rear calipers on Chris's site and
> > it looks pretty straightforward.  Any other btdt that I might want to be
> > warry of before I jump in? Seal or boot kits recomended to purchase?
>Not necessary, unless you have a torn boot.
> > Also looks like by cleaning everything up, I should get a functioning
> > e-brake again, true?
>Likely so, unless the lever shaft seal has been leaking for too long.

In which case you'd need a new shaft seal?

> >
> > Can someone confirm that even though this sounds really ugly, it's not 
> > to damage the long as I don't let go like this for a long 
>Long time, meaning what?  You don't get the message?

Long time meaning less than a couple hundred miles, ie get to it this 

> >
> > Derek P

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