Girling caliper E-brake lever removal?

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Wed Oct 24 20:58:15 EDT 2001

You can extract the e-brake lever if you pull the piston and manage to 
remove the threaded post the piston rides on, Scott.  There's an internal 
circlip that keeps the threaded post and a spring retainer plate in 
place.  Once you remove those, you can  dislodge the post by prying on it 
with a couple of large screwdrivers, one on each side of the 
cylinder.  Beneath the post you'll find a little rod that fits into the 
bottom of the post and also fits into a pit ground into the side of the rod 
onto which the e-brake lever is fastened.  That rod fitting into the hollow 
in the e-brake lever rod is what keeps the rod from coming out of the 
caliper housing.

At 11:29 PM 10/24/2001 +0000, scott miller wrote:

>Can the E-brake lever be popped out of the caliper for cleaning?  I've 
>pulled and pried.  Before I get overly aggressive, can someone verify this 
>won't break something?  Old postings, and a letter on Chris Miller's site, 
>seem to imply I can do this.
>This is a rebuilt, purchased '98 (100k ago).  The puck is very stiff to 
>turn, not helped by lack of the two inner teeth I normally see in the 
>center hole.  The puck boot looks like it's pulling out of the 
>caliper.  I've never had one apart, and I don't see any obvious way to 
>dissasemble for cleaning/repair/rebuild.  I know I've seen postings 
>mentioning it, any hints?  Time for another rebuilt caliper?
>Scott Miller
>'90 200tqw (on jackstands)
>Holland, MI
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