How do you get a new seal on the rear master brake piston??


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How do you get a new seal on the rear master brake piston??

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I am sure this will make someone smile. :D I have tried warming, it lubricating, it and stretching it,,
all with no success. The seal is so small I simply can not figure a way to slide that seal over the top lip of the piston. I am sure someone on this forum has the answer:


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Re: How do you get a new seal on the rear master brake piston??

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sounds like you have the wrong seal? is it identical to the old seal? if so, how did you remove the old seal?
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Re: How do you get a new seal on the rear master brake piston??

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It does sound like the seal might be the incorrect one? I normally warm the seal, lubricate both the seal and the piston with brake fluid, then use a blunt, smooth tool to encourage the seal to stretch over the diameter of the piston before sliding it down into place. The only time I had this not work was when I tried to do it in a cold garage in the middle of winter, and the seal snapped. Try to avoid this, because the only way to source a new seal is to buy an entire new rebuild kit....ask me how I know. :)
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