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Drivers side front. So one of the caliper seals "fell" off when i removed it to do some maintenance. So before I drop 80 bucks at autozone I was going to ask should I buy a new one because I dont know how long the seal was busted? Order a new seal its a few bucks online and wait for the caliper to officially break? Head over to pick and pull and swap out a used one? Or does someone on the forum have a replacement caliper or a seal "laying" around. I am game just wondering what is the best practice regarding the calipers on these vehicles.

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Drivers side front. So one of the caliper seals "fell" off when i removed it to do some maintenance. So before I drop 80 bucks at autozone I was going to ask should I buy a new one because I dont know how long the seal was busted? Order a new seal its a few bucks online and wait for the caliper to officially break? Head over to pick and pull and swap out a used one? Or does someone on the forum have a replacement caliper or a seal "laying" around. I am game just wondering what is the best practice regarding the calipers on these vehicles.

Thanks Matt

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Matt,

 

If you have corrosion on the piston, then change them.  If the piston is still good a new dust seal will work fine.

 

We have STC1919 in stock at $20 per set, but that might not be right for your vehicle.  I'll bring some to Mexxis today, just in case you're there and want to check.

 

I'd steer clear of Autozone calipers.

 

Regards,

 

 

Graeme


Edited by GraemeWare, 20 December 2015 - 09:31 AM.

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1996 Discovery 1 (R380 Manual Transmission, Ashcroft under-drive, RoverWare rear bumper, 33x12.5-15 BFG ATs) -- we call her "Katrina" -- Fordyce 7.5 mile survivor
1999 Discovery 2 (D1 CDL Linkage, 265/75-16 BFG A/T KO, RoverWare front and rear bumper)
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I have done all three. Rebuild, replace with old and replace with new. I'm not sure the part that Grame is referring to but I think I got my rebuild kit from AB a few years ago. New pistons and all. It wasn't too bad of a job to do.
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Matt,

If you have corrosion on the piston, then change them. If the piston is still good a new dust seal will work fine.

We have STC1919 in stock at $20 per set, but that might not be right for your vehicle. I'll bring some to Mexxis today, just in case you're there and want to check.

I'd steer clear of Autozone calipers.

Regards,


Graeme

It was making an awful sound which I thought was just low break pads...now I dunno...ok 20 bucks is what p&p charge for a used caliper I am going to recon there first then get back to you...I cannot make it today but I need to get up with you all more just because...been trying to get the rig running again...and that process is not going well...

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Matt,

 

If you have corrosion on the piston, then change them.  If the piston is still good a new dust seal will work fine.

 

We have STC1919 in stock at $20 per set, but that might not be right for your vehicle.  I'll bring some to Mexxis today, just in case you're there and want to check.

 

I'd steer clear of Autozone calipers.

 

Regards,

 

 

Graeme

What do you have against Autozone parts? I mean, they offer an easy refund when they break only a couple hundred miles after installation.


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What do you have against Autozone parts? I mean, they offer an easy refund when they break only a couple hundred miles after installation.

 

Don,

 

Quite. They even sell bondo to patch the body damage and first aid kits for the driver and passengers ..... one (non) stop shop.

 

Graeme


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1990 Range Rover Classic - LT230 Transfer box, Warn winch, 2" lift, 235/85-16 Dunlop MUD Rovers, "Blue Submarine"
1996 Discovery 1 (R380 Manual Transmission, Ashcroft under-drive, RoverWare rear bumper, 33x12.5-15 BFG ATs) -- we call her "Katrina" -- Fordyce 7.5 mile survivor
1999 Discovery 2 (D1 CDL Linkage, 265/75-16 BFG A/T KO, RoverWare front and rear bumper)
1993 Jaguar XJS convertible; 1971 Triumph GT6; 1959 Morris Minor convertible, Tesla Model 3,
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Bear, I have a caliper from my LSE parts truck. Brakes are in good shape on it, if you want to save yourself the time at pick n pull.
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Just wanted to close this one off..thanks for the feedback made it to pick n pull and found one in great shape...got it done

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good job


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