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Unread 09-22-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Caliper Piston

I went to do a simple brake job this morning and after I pulled off the caliper I noticed the piston is chipped. Has anyone replaced the piston or do you have to replace the whole caliper? Are any special tools needed?

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Unread 09-22-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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Do yourself a favor, replace them as a pair and spend the couple extra dollars and buy ones with steel pistons in them.
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Thanks. I went on and replaced the caliper. It drives fine so I am not sure why you would replace them in pairs. I can see pads and rotors but not calipers.
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Thanks. I went on and replaced the caliper. It drives fine so I am not sure why you would replace them in pairs. I can see pads and rotors but not calipers.
For me it's just habit. I always have done the same thing to both side when doing brakes.
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