best way to reinstall Front Brakes Piston


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best way to reinstall Front Brakes Piston

Post by RuDogGL » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:56 am



I would like to hear from you all about the best way to push the Piston back into the Calipers on 82 model, thanks,


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Re: best way to reinstall Front Brakes Piston

Post by jeffcosmo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:22 am

dip in brake fluid, then push home.

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Re: best way to reinstall Front Brakes Piston

Post by virgilmobile » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:34 am

Leave the "O" ring out.Gently slide the piston in.If it sticks,remove and polish the area that's causing it to stick.The piston should slide smooth to the bottom and back out.Clean the seal groove.Coat the seal and piston with brake fluid.The piston should push in firm with 2 thumb pressure to the bottom.

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Re: best way to reinstall Front Brakes Piston

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:11 pm

If you can't push it in with your fingers, then there's something wrong - either it needs to be cleaned, or the caliper itself has some corrosion that needs dealing with. As was mentioned, coat with brake fluid, push it in, if it goes in all the way to the bottom, you're done. If not, pull it out and determine where it's binding, fix that, and repeat.

Make sure there is no gunge left on the piston - you might use some fine emery cloth to polish it and remove any foreign material if there is some.

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Re: best way to reinstall Front Brakes Piston

Post by RuDogGL » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:16 pm

I was able to push all the Pistons into each chamber with out any resisted, after cleaning them with fine sandpaper, thanks you all for sharing your knowledge. :D


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