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    got the stifflers lines installed yesterday, Right Rear brake caliper still dragging....ugh...

    at least the stainless lines look cool


    today I pulled the caliper off, used a piece of wood to keep the piston from coming all the way out, then worked the caliper piston in & out about 10 times....still no change. I used the pedal to push it out, and a c-clamp to push it back in....it moved easily.



    I noticed that the piston is falling apart under the metal cap, so I ordered a new piston and new caliper guide pins/bolts and new boots that'll be here on Tuesday.


    THE ONLY thing left that could possibly be bad is the guide pins are slightly bent, causing just enough misalignment that the caliper drags.
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    Advance Auto parts has brand new rear calipers available in our area for $55 18-4679n and and 18-4678n

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucksbp View Post
    Advance Auto parts has brand new rear calipers available in our area for $55 18-4679n and and 18-4678n
    I've got a pair of new Power Stop caliper's that'll be delivered tomorrow...and on Tuesday if new guide pins & piston don't resolve it, I'll install them, otherwise I'll return the Power Stop's to Amazon.

    I'm weird about getting rebuilt caliper's....I've had too many be bad right out of the box and I'd rather rebuild my own....it's WAY cheaper to rebuild a caliper than repalce it.

    6 bux for a rebuild kit (O-Ring and Piston Seal)
    6 bux for a set of caliper bolts
    8 bux for a Piston

    and you get to keep an OEM caliper vs. a typical asian import.

    The ONLY thing I wish I could get would be steel piston's vs. the phenolic's....I suspect that if I were to get a replacement steel caliper piston's for a 2003 Crown Victoria Police package that'd they'd be an exact fit for our calipers...they both use a 2.0" diameter piston and I suspect that they're the same....the caliper's even look the same...it would make sense from a production standpoint for a manufacturer to use the same casting on something like a brake caliper on as many vehicles as possible to minimize production costs as well as reduce inventory requirements.
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    I think most Ford rear calipers get screwed in, not clamped in. If they moved with a clamp there's probably something wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blind View Post
    I think most Ford rear calipers get screwed in, not clamped in. If they moved with a clamp there's probably something wrong.
    They're smooth bore pistons...not the screw in type

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    Got my brakes fixed. New Caliper piston resolved the issue. I'm tempted to replace the rest of them just for peace of mind. I put new caliper pins/bolts/boots as well since they're only a few dollars. Pisses me off that the new caliper bolts are 12mm vs the OE ones being 10mm though, it made my OCD flare up. The one I pulled out had these two strange wear patterns on them. The new caliper piston slid into the caliper EASILY....I could have done it with my hands and not really needed a C-Clamp

    This was the first time I've ever *serviced* brake caliper's vs replace them.....from now on, I don't really see the point of replacing a brake caliper unless there is physical damage from corrosion or impact....it's super easy and cheap for the few pieces that it takes to rebuild one.


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    Yeah they are fairly simple to rebuild. I still like to get new ones cause they clean them inside and out. However my calipers are machined down for bogarts.

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    Well still waiting to get my truck back. They started working on it again and found some fuel delivery issues. So I'm going to upgrade the current system with new pumps, and Teflon lines. Was planning on doing that later this year anyways. So while I was waiting I got impatient and bought her a bigger brother. Been looking for awhile at diesels and like the 05-07 years the best. I lucked out and found an 05 Harley f250! I'm so psyched cause it reminds me so much of my f150. Not to mention how cool is it going to be towing a Harley truck with a Harley truck! Truck is in decent shape but not up to my standards yet. Plans are simple, just some appearance mods and a nice stereo system which I already have. It has 08 Harley wheels on it now but I really like the fuel mavericks was thinking a 20x12 eventually. Not doing any performance mods, just maintenance upgrades where possible.
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