Rear calipers e brake

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Re: Rear calipers e brake

Post by 18Fiatsandcounting » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:13 pm

tima01887 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:41 pm
How would that happen and who would do such a thing?
I can easily answer both of those questions: Plain old carelessness by Bryan!

In all seriousness, it did appear that the circlip was slightly bent (other than how it should be), and it's a good assumption that the circlip didn't fit all the way into the groove on the inner wall of the piston like it should. Apply a little bit of force from the handbrake, and pop, the circlip came out and there went my emergency brake. At least on that side of the car.

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Re: Rear calipers e brake

Post by tima01887 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:24 pm

In finality, The curved washers were assembled incorrectly ))(( )) no flat washer. I gave up on them and bought 2 rear calipers that are rebuilt, refurbished. Once I have the new ones off I will take them apart and find out what the probllem is with my new found information. Thanks for all the replies!
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