[V6-12v] seizing caliper

Clive Young cyoung1661 at rogers.com
Tue May 4 15:12:14 EDT 2004


 I used your link as a guide but our brakes are different. No external
spring unless both mine fell off of course.

There was some restriction with the return on the ebrake and the return on
the ebrake is obviuosly paramount. I didn't think it would be enough to be a
factor but after I had finished removing the rust around the ebrake seal and
jammed some disk brake lubricant in their , it seamed a whole lot better.
    I am not sure if this is a good fix but this is what I did .

1.    Remove 13mm nut from e brake actuator shaft ( use lots of penetrating
fluid here )
2.    remove e brake actuating lever from spline ( i used an impact happer
with a point ).
3. Remove inner e brake cable holder.
( I took the caliper off at this point for access )
4.     Using small flat blade screwdriver scrape off all rust and crap built
up between ebrake seal and shaft
5.    Coat liberally with disk brake lubricant, pushing between seal and
shaft with small screwdriver.

After I had it all back to gether seams pretty good. Only time will tell.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nathan White" <natwhite at mnsi.net>
To: "'clive young'" <cyoung1661 at rogers.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 12:11 AM
Subject: RE: [V6-12v] seizing caliper

> Try this:
> http://www.urs4.com/technical/repair/ebrake/ebrake.html
> Nathan White
> -----Original Message-----
> From: v6-12v-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v6-12v-bounces at audifans.com]
> On Behalf Of clive young
> Sent: May 3, 2004 11:14 PM
> To: Audi list
> Subject: [V6-12v] seizing caliper
> Hi Guys
> Well I allready have my first problem. I have a seizing rear caliper.
> intermittently I guess its getting stuck on as The wheel is getting
> super hot and smoking. I have the car parked as I do not want to cook a
> wheel bearing. Anyone know if a rebuild kit is available for our cars ?
> I have searched the net and not come up with much
> Clive
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