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How to remove the hand break cable that is conected to break caliper of sonata 98

My caliper piston rubber seal was broken on the rear end of a sonata 98 model, i like to replace it with a new caliper but, cant get off the cable witch is conected to the caliper... is there any tools to pull the end of the cable to an hook it from the caliper... please help...

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Slacken the handbrake cable under the centre consol so the cable is slack then it will just pop out ,if adjuster not their look under the floor behind the heat shroud ,sure its under the centre consol though on this motor think you have to pull the boot of the handbrake and its a ten mill nut with a long deep socket to undo it .Sorry old timers catches up with us in the end and i just do not remember

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Try tapping around the rotor hat (the area that actually fits over the hub, where the lug bolt holes are) with a hammer. That usually will loosen up a rotor that's stuck due to heat, dust, etc. As for compressing the rear piston, they're a screw-in design, not a compression design like the front calipers. You need a piston retracting set (you can borrow them from AutoZone), and with that you can screw the pistons into the calipers. After removing the reservoir cap underhood, screw them all the way in so that you have ample clearance for the new pads over the new rotors, then pump the brakes a few times before you hit the road (put the reservoir cap back on first).

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SOURCE: How do i retract rear caliper piston on 2001 vw passat?

the piston needs to be screwed back in as it is being compressed. there are several aftermarket tool you can buy to do this from 10 to 200 dollars depending on how nice of a tool you want.also make sure when compressing piston that the hand brake is off all the way.

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SOURCE: Brake caliper question

that is up to you all the cover is for is to stop any dirt and moisture getting in to the piston and the seal if it was me id go to subaru or one of those little car shops and buy a brake seal kit and replace the damaged cover hope i have helped you

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SOURCE: I need to bleed the abs on a 2005 grand cherokee.

i will assume it is a front wheel drive, which would make ratcheting sound being caused by a faulty CV joint.

to bleed brakes you need two people, you start with farthest from brake resivior, there should be like a little valve on the back of each brake caliper and behind brake drums. valve appears to look like it should have tube connected to it. it will be fairly small and around brake line coming into respective wheel. one person in car one person out, person in pump brake pedal several times and hold to floor, person out, have wrench and open valve person in car keeps pedal to floor until person out so valve is reclosed, do this procedure several times each wheel, all the while watching brake fluid level, if you run out of fluid or person in lets up before valve is closed air will get in lines and possibly caause permanent damage to master cylinder

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SOURCE: 2006 Jaguar X-Type: Replacing rear brake pads.

If it's like the 2003 The left-hand brake caliper piston retracts counter clockwise and the right-hand retracts clockwise.

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Front brake caliper will not retract

Well that's not a lot of information to go on as it can be a lot of problems so will have to be rather broad and general here and hopefully your problem will fall into one of there or at least point you in the right direction.

.1 the caliper is a hydraulic system meaning it needs fluid to activate it. Check the fluid lines and make sure there is break fluid flowing with some pressure,, (dripping is a no no). This can be done by a process known as bleeding. If your not familiar with it, simply disconnect the fluid line and step on the brake to make sure fluid comes out.

2.) this is more than likely the problem. The caliper depends on the piston to contract or retract. The piston has seals and a boot rubber. the get worn with age an use and it breaks. Dust particles (from the disc pads) often get in these breaks and wedges the piston. To fix this you will need caliper kit for your model car and break system. The process is simple, remove and take apart the caliper (labeling and taking notes to make reassembly easier). remove the piston and clean the piston and the shaft toughly using warm soapy water , contact cleaner and WD40, If necessary re-grease the piston and chamber of in some cases sue break fluid or leave dry depending on the type of caliper. (don't worry you will see whats being used when you take it apart). reassemble the caliper using the new seals and boots provided in the kit.

3.) the simplest fix is to replace the caliper.

4.) remember to bleed the breaks as described in (1).

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Based on the information given I have given my suggestion. Please note that the assumption can wrong as I'm not there in person to have a fist hand look, I must suggest you get it professionally looked at.

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How can i change the brake pads on the rear tires??

Hi. Please see procedure below:

Remove the old Brake Pads

1 Park your car on a level surface. If you have a stick shift car make sure the car is in gear. Place blocks in front of the front tires so the car does not move while you are working on it.

2 Open the hood of your car and locate the master cylinder. If necessary, remove brake fluid until the level in the container is less than half full. A turkey baster is a good tool for this. Put the brake fluid in the plastic container and dispose of it the way you dispose of motor oil.

3 Raise the rear end of your car with your car jack. Remove the rear tire or wheel assembly.

4 Remove the parking brake cable from the back of the caliper. Use the pliers to remove the cable clip (restraining clip). This step is done only for Grand Prix RPO Z7Us.

5 Hand-tighten two lug nuts to the studs to hold the disc rotor in place while you work on the caliper. Remove the bolt and washer holding the cable support bracket to the caliper. The cable support has the parking brake cable and brake hose attached to it. This step is not done for Grand Prix RPO Z7Us.

6 Use the socket wrench to remove the caliper guide pin bolts. Slide the caliper off of the disc rotor and hang it in the wheel well with a small bungee cord or wire hanger; Don't let the caliper hang from the brake hose.

7 Remove the brake pads and shims from the caliper. Throw away the shims.

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1 Use the spanner tool to rotate the piston clockwise all the way into the caliper. Make sure the notches on the piston are at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions. There is a boot (rubber seal) around the piston bore. Lift the seal's inner edge and press out any trapped air. Insert the brake pad clips into the caliper support.

2 Apply a thin coat of lubricant to the parts of the inner pad that come in contact with the caliper piston and mounting areas. As you install the brake pads in the caliper support, make sure the wear sensors are downward and at the leading edge of the rotor when the tire rotates. Push the brake pads into the support, holding the metal shoe edge against the spring end of the pad clips. This slightly bends the spring ends and lets the notches engage with the support. This step does not apply for the Grand Prix RPO Z7U.

3 Swing the caliper back into place over the brake pads and replace the mounting bolt. Reconnect the cable support bracket and tighten the bolt to (43 Nm). Remove the lug nuts holding the rotor in place. For the Grand Prix RPO Z7U, Slide the caliper back into place on the disc rotor. Reconnect the parking brake cable. Insert and tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 44 foot lb. (60 Nm).

4 Replace the tire wheel assembly. Lower the car to the ground.

5 Pump the brake pedal a few times to seat the brake pads. Do this before trying to move your car.

6 Add fluid to the master cylinder container to replace any you removed before you removed the old brake pads.

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Break fluid leaking in buckets from rear disc break on drivers it the break line or caliper. If the caliper how do I replace it?

It could be a brake line near the caliper, or the brake caliper itself:

Inspect/Service/Replace To be able to replace brake pads, service the rotor, or to replace the caliper, the caliper must be removed. The procedure for doing this will vary according to caliper design. Always follow the specific procedures given in a service manual. Use the following as an example of these procedures:

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f46-12.gif Bottoming the piston in the caliper's bore.
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f46-13.gif A special tool is required to move a threaded piston into its bore. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company.
  • Disconnect the brake hose from the caliper and remove the copper gasket or washer and cap the end of the brake hose. If only the brake pads are to be replaced, do not disconnect the brake hose. If copper washers or gaskets are used, be sure to use new ones--the old ones might have taken a set and might not form a tight seal if reused.
  • Remove the two mounting brackets to the steering knuckle bolts. Support the caliper when removing the second bolt to prevent the caliper from falling.
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f46-14.gif Sliding caliper removal.
  • On a floating caliper, remove the two special pins that hold the caliper to the anchor plate.
f46-15.gif Floating caliper removal.
  • On a fixed caliper, remove the bolts holding it to the steering knuckle.
  • On all three types, get the caliper off by prying it straight up and lifting it clear of the rotor.
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  • Check for fluid leaks under maximum pedal pressure.
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