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[Q] caliper bracket bushing: how to remove


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I am reading from the manual

"

Remove the bushings from the anchor bracket mounting bores. Use a screwdriver or punch to bend the bushings inward and extract bushings with needle nose pliers.

"

the bracke is still on the car, I think I can remove it.. but I have now idea how

(I do not understand what it means to 'bend the bushings inwords... does it mean

just take a wide pin punch, hammer and hammer those things in, hoping that they will brake

when pushed inwards?)

(the sliding bolts are sticky so I will lube them, but wanted to replace the bushings at the same time)

thanks in advance

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I am reading from the manual

"

Remove the bushings from the anchor bracket mounting bores. Use a screwdriver or punch to bend the bushings inward and extract bushings with needle nose pliers.

"

the bracke is still on the car, I think I can remove it.. but I have now idea how

(I do not understand what it means to 'bend the bushings inwords... does it mean

just take a wide pin punch, hammer and hammer those things in, hoping that they will brake

when pushed inwards?)

(the sliding bolts are sticky so I will lube them, but wanted to replace the bushings at the same tim

thanks in advance

First, use only silicon grease. It will make the job easier if you remove the bracket and secure it with a wise to work on the bushings. Yes you can push old one out with a screwdriver and a hammer applying force to several diametral points. Press the new ones into the bracket using the same wise. Leave room for boots.

My rear bracket bushing nests were pretty rusted. After I cleaned them up and installed new hardware, I noticed the bushings were a little bit loose, but did not pay attention at the time. Later I have got annoying brake pads rattle. Because of loos bushings the caliper pins and the caliper as a whole piece moves up and down when the wheel hits say a bump, and I get that terrible clunck... I will fix it next spring, I am done with repairs. Driving season is pretty much over as well. LOL

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent

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bend them in away from the sides, collapse it then pull it out with a needle nose pliers. Here is a thread where I show you the caliper with the bushing out...

See my post #24:

http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?sho...=9357&st=15

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