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Rear Caliper Removal

Alright, so I've determined that I've got some minor leaking going on with the rear driver brake caliper, and I'm trying to figure out if it needs to be fixed, or replaced.
If it needs to be replaced, what's the best way to go about removing the caliper and making sure everything goes back in nicely with no issues (air bubbles, etc in the brake line.)


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This might help:

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There's no way to avoid getting a little air in the system when replacing a caliper. Just bleed it once you've got it bolted back up.

To remove the caliper, you'll need to unbolt it from the bracket, disconnect the cable (C-clip), and detach the hose. But take a look at that hose first to see if that's what's leaking. You may not have to remove the caliper after all. But you will still have to bleed the system.

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There's no way to avoid getting a little air in the system when replacing a caliper. Just bleed it once you've got it bolted back up.

To remove the caliper, you'll need to unbolt it from the bracket, disconnect the cable (C-clip), and detach the hose. But take a look at that hose first to see if that's what's leaking. You may not have to remove the caliper after all. But you will still have to bleed the system.
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Get a small $4 package of little black rubber vacuum line caps from the parts store. If/when you remove the rubber flex line from the caliper you can slip one over the end of the line to minimize fluid loss and prevent air from being introduced.


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