Replacing rear brake caliper seals
replacing brake caliper seals. Quite easy, including fitting the cyclinder back through the outer seal. 1-remove wheel 2-remove bolts holding caliper to the car so you can remove the caliper 3-test clamping the brake hose, so when you pop the cyclinder you don't loose all your brake oil. 4-unclamp brake hose and pop the cyclinder out using your brake pedal. 5-clamp brake hose to stop loosing oil 6-remove piston and cylinder seals 7-clean and check everything moves okay 8-replace seals (needs a little patience and care) 9-fit piston back into cylinder. required some skill and enginuity 10-replace lost oil, bleed brakes (not shown in this video) **** NOTE **** NEVER EVER use WD40 or other similar oils on silicon seals. This will make them swell up and maybe sieze/rip your seals. You could use it on old leaky seals, but never ever do this on the brakes of your car. If your seals are that bad, replace them. If you must use something, use engine oil, the approved grease, or spare brake fluid.
Brake caliper rebuild
Front brake caliper overhaul rebuild Honda civic. I am overhauling a front brake caliper on a Honda civic. I use a foot-pump and modified tyre valve stem to make the job of overhauling the caliper easier. This method allowed me to insert the seal prior to the piston, and therefore be sure it was seated properly in its groove. Due to factors beyond the control of backstreetmechanic, It cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. backstreetmechanic assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. backstreetmechanic recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of backstreetmechanic, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not backstreetmechanic.
Replacing rear brake pads on a 2001 Jetta TDI
First meet little kitty solo, and then if you wanna stick around, roll your sleeves up and get a little dirty as we pull apart the rear brakes on my car! Shows how to use a caliper reset tool.
How to compress a rear brake caliper with a spiral piston
You can purchase that little cube here: http://amzn.to/XOafYn How to compress a rear brake caliper with a spiral piston