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Need pics or step by step instruction on rebuilding a rear brake caliper on a 98 park ave

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    yadayada Sep 28, 2010

    replace them, it is a waste of time to try and rebuild, they will most likely leak

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Step 1 ; go to autozone
step 2 ; purchass a rebuilt calliper
step 3 ; remove and replace the faulty calliper on the car.

If the rebuilt callipers are too expensive... try your local salvage yard... they are like $20 there.

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