Dismantling rear brake calipers

Duncan Thomson duncan at systemcontrols.co.nz
Tue Feb 11 11:28:41 EST 2003

Not sure on your car, but on my '85 CQ, there is just the threaded rod
(E-Brake actuator), and the spring (for automatic handbrake adjustment)
is inside the piston - not visible, and not sure if it's accessible at

So for an '85 CQ at least, there is no spring so just carry on...


> Hello Group.
> I've had no luck getting responses to my question about  brake fluid
resistant O-rings.  I
> keep looking
> for a supplier.  If I find one, I'll post the coordinates.
> Another question to those who had dismantled their rear brake
calipers:  is there an
> internal spring under
> the piston?  In the caliper I'm working on, there is just a threaded
rod but no spring.
> Is this OK or did
> the rebuilder forget to put one in?
> Radek
> 88
> 90Q

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