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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How to Rebuild Brake Calipers
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.

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: Here's some related videos. What's Inside a Caliper: How To Replace Brake Hoses: How To Diagnose and Replace a Bad Caliper: How To Service a Brake Caliper: How To Change Brake Fluid: How To Spot and Service a Stuck Rear Caliper: How To Replace a Master Cylinder: How To Deal With a Spongy Brake Pedal: Useful article. Discussion about this video: to-rebuild-a-front-brake-caliper#96259 EricTheCarGuy code lookup: Facebook: Twitter: Google+: Information on Premium Membership: 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.

Fixing a stuck brake caliper

Stuck Brake Caliper or Bad Rubber Brake Line
Stuck Brake Caliper or Bad Rubber Brake Line. Make sure the brake caliper is what is stuck and not trouble with the rubber flex line. In this video I try and show how I determine if the brake caliper is stuck, the slides are stuck ,or a rubber flex line is causing the issue. If you try and push the piston back in the caliper by sticking a screwdriver in and pulling,it will give you a good indication of what the issue is. You may also need to loosen a bleeder or a banjo bolt to test the line . By relieving brake fluid pressure , if the brake caliper goes in easy then chances is the rubber flex line is the issue. Thanks for watching,rating,commenting and subscribing car repair