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Play in Handbrake Caliper Pivots

PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:10 pm

My +2 is through the MOT again :D but I had an advisory on play in the handbrake calipers. The handbrake itself works OK.

If you grab the calipers you can rock them a good few mm on their pivots, and there is play between the calipers and the main rear brake caliper body. A steel shaft is set into the main caliper to provide the pivot. Can this shaft be removed?

If not, I could fit some shims each side of each handbrake caliper to eliminate the rocking, but I would prefer to remove the shaft and calipers, and enlarge the shaft/bush the calipers.

This sort of play is responsible for a lot of the rattling you can get when going over bumps - especially with the windows down!

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PostPost by: jono » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:40 pm

Classic car Automotive refurbished my calipers and they re bushed the handbrake pivots and fitted new pins so it's all doable :D
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:00 pm

This thread contains some information on the the pivots.
lotus-suspension-f42/hand-brake-pads-t17819.html
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PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:51 pm

Thanks to you both! I'm spoilt for choice on which way to go.

When I do it I will try and remove the rod myself - otherwise it's off to ClassicCar Automotive.

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