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If you’re wondering what makes a front brake caliper work or you’re just curious about what’s inside one this video is for you. After replacing the front calipers on my Subaru I decided to dissect one of the calipers to show you what’s inside and how a caliper works. This video shows that operation. I don’t recommend you rebuild calipers as often I find that the piston or the caliper bore is rusted up so much that it requires machining to repair. Even after you clean the rust there may be enough pitting to prevent a good seal. However if you have an application where a caliper is difficult to find or parts are prohibitively expensive this is the way to go. Otherwise I’d recommend purchasing calipers that have already been rebuilt.
Here’s a link to the video about Front Caliper Replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UqTgYgd0Mk
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