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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-03, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys I've been browsing these forums for about a year now and finally picked up my own ED 2 weeks ago.

But I've got a problem already.

The rear right wheel doesn't spin freely, almost like the piston in the break isn't returning. I took it off and reset the piston to give it some clearence, then I go for a drive come back and its all locked again!

How do I fix this?? Whats wrong??

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-03, 09:27 PM
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My front calipers were doing that not long ago, the seals had all dried up or something like that and the caliper siezed. They had to recondition the caliper to fix it. Cost $69 per caliper at brakes plus.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-03, 12:10 AM
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I have the same sort of problem with the caliper that was on a diff i swapped recently. What its doing is after the handbrake has been on its not letting go fully on one side. The lever that the cable attatches to doesnt return fully and it causes the brake to drak slightly

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I had that problem on the NA, I had the calipers fixed, then they died again, best bet, get some new calipers
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I had the exact problem NZ, hand break was jamming.....new rear calapers fixed that problem

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Ill take it as a complement i think.............
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-03, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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NZinAUS, that sounds exactly like the problem I'm having cause the hand break felt a little "suspect". How do you suggest I fix it?

Another question what is this doing to the fuel economy of my car? Is it insignificant or is it like towing a trailor :D

Cause I'm very short on money after the purchase (being at uni sux) so if this is causing the car to drink the fuel quicker I'll put it up on my list of things to do/ get.
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Try knocking the calipers off and greasing the guide pins. Chances are, somebody's used the car for towing boats or something and the saltwater has dried up the grease.
This was the case with an EA S-pak I bought for parts recently, a bit of grease and sandpaper fixed it just fine.

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Another question what is this doing to the fuel economy of my car?
Cant imagine it'll be all that good on the wallet:( It'll be like carrying extra weight, or towing somethin.
It will also cause premature wear on the pad thingo.


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Thanks for all your help guys, but good news is some how I managed to fix it. I took it apart again today, had a look put it back together and now its working fine.

Heres too me being the flukiest repair person in the world. lol

Thanx again or your help.
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