brake caliper rebuild

Rebuilding a brake caliper on my 06 Mazda MX-5. I fried the brakes at the track for the 2nd time, so I'm getting pretty good at rebuilding them.

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My friend Denny owns a spec E30 race car and the calipers needed rebuilding. We made this video to show you how to rebuild your own calipers - it's really a pretty simple process.





Front Brake Caliper Dissection/Rebulid -EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ If you're wondering what makes a front brake caliper work or you're just curious about what's inside one this video is for you. After replacing the front calipers on my Subaru I decided to dissect one of the calipers to show you what's inside and how a caliper works. This video shows that operation. I don't recommend you rebuild calipers as often I find that the piston or the caliper bore is rusted up so much that it requires machining to repair. Even after you clean the rust there may be enough pitting to prevent a good seal. However if you have an application where a caliper is difficult to find or parts are prohibitively expensive this is the way to go. Otherwise I'd recommend purchasing calipers that have already been rebuilt. Here's a link to the video about Front Caliper Replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UqTgYgd0Mk Discussion about this video: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/43388 -brake-caliper-dissectionrebuild-video#49044 Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express 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 the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Astra G front caliper BIGGRED seal replacement
Astra g front ATE 57/25 caliper seal replacement the kit used came from http://biggred.co.uk/ big thanks to biggred for their service :)





How To Rebuild a Front Brake Caliper -EricTheCarGuy
In the past few videos I've been getting my Fairmont ready to take to the drag strip. Since I discovered some brake issues I thought it best to address those. In this video I rebuild the right front caliper. Turns out after I replaced the brake hoses that it was sticking and not releasing. Not wanting to spend the money on a new caliper, I decided to go for a rebuild. Now may of you may question the logic of doing this, especially when you see the caliper piston, but keep in mind my intention is to replace the entire brake system when I upgrade the engine and suspension on this car so it doesn't make sense to make a huge investment in this car as it is now. So for the naysayers, it's temporary, chill out. Either way I hope you enjoy this video and that it helps you if you find yourself needing to rebuild a front brake caliper. It is a cheap alternative IF your piston isn't all corroded. BTW it's not likely your piston isn't going to be all corroded. Good luck. Camera: Brian Kast The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Here's some related videos. What's Inside a Caliper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD7PRgeIBuw How To Replace Brake Hoses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9LM1ppR6g How To Diagnose and Replace a Bad Caliper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UqTgYgd0Mk How To Service a Brake Caliper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKpmBvfVYZg How To Change Brake Fluid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5O_pbC8R2E How To Spot and Service a Stuck Rear Caliper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urK2EsZn4pQ How To Replace a Master Cylinder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trotrlIG2sk How To Deal With a Spongy Brake Pedal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIQIBLGoZJ4 Useful article. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems Discussion about this video: http://ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/50968-how- to-rebuild-a-front-brake-caliper#96259 EricTheCarGuy code lookup: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/obd-code-lookup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express 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 the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.




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