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Old 06-10-2002, 23:15   #1 (permalink)
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Help needed with XF rear calipers

I need some help with the rear brakes on my car, cause it is starting to drive me crazy!!

After changing my diff a few months back, I had to fit new calipers on, cause one had seized. Anyway, for the love of me, I cannot seem to get the calipers done up tight enough, and there is freeplay ie you can shake it around a little.

A friend told me it could be the housing... he said it looked all worn. How hard would it be to replace this, and how much roughly?

After driving around for a while the car starts to make a horrible clicking/clacking noise when travelling under 60ks. It sounds really really really bad, and i just want it to go away. And it does go away when you put the brake on just a little, or handbrake. But its not practical to drive with the handbrake on a bit, it makes other noises!!!

This confirms that it is the brakes, at least I think it does.

Any suggestions, help??
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Old 06-11-2002, 02:46   #2 (permalink)
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That condition are the slide pins and sleeves in?

They can make your brakes make some weird noises if they are stuffed.

Could you explain the freeplay a bit more?

where did you get the new diff from? wreckers?
did you use the part soff the old diff for the brakes or the bits with the new diff?
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I really wish I kept my old diff now, but i gave it a way. :mad:

The condition of the pins is pretty crap I think, well at least the passengers side is. I can't get the bottom pin out, can't push or pull it, and its not sticking out far enough to put the bolt on.

I got the diff for only $25 out of an old XF gl. I have a feeling its about to go again, cause it has some freeplay in it, from reversing and then going straight it sometimes clunks. And its a manual.

Can you weld the sleeves onto the housing, or is this a big no no?? cause i think this will solve most of my problems.

As for the freeplay you can move the passengers caliper with a little force, but It wont fall off.

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welding sleeves = bad IMO

Unfortunately a slide pin kit is a bit expensive for what it is.

From memory its $38 per side, and includes pins, sleeves, rubber o-rings, and nuts.

Maybe cheack around the wreckers for some recoed calipers and get the axle mounting hardware as well.
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$38 isn't too bad. And i have contacts at coventrys, so i might be able to get it cheaper. Then I'll just try to get the housing.
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