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Sticking Rear Caliper

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Buckru, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. Buckru

    Buckru

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    I know through reading the archives for a sticking rear caliper the first thing I should do is clean the bolts and clean out the rubber sleeve. What would be good to clean out the sleeve without damaging it? Secondly, if doesn't solve the problem, what else should I try?

    Thanks,
    Buck
     
  2. MrZumma

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    I use BrakeKleen on everything brake related and have never had a problem with rubber parts. When you reassemble, make sure to lightly coat the two pins with lithium grease so they can slide easily within the little dust boot.
     
  3. Bear80

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    Brake cleaner is way to strong to be used on rubber parts. I never would spray carb or brake cleaner on rubber. Get a q-tip and some silicon spray or wd 40, apply to q-tip and wipe inside the rubber. The rubber boots should not be that gumed up. Of course I do this with the rubber boots off the caliper troque plate and so I can spray brake cleaner in the holes. I always apply anti-size to the slide pins.