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Author: Subject: how do replace the rear handbrake caliper spring?
aka Keith

posted on 7/10/11 at 04:33 PM Reply With Quote
how do replace the rear handbrake caliper spring?

I have some shortened handbrake caliper springs for the MK. Sierra disks. Been out in the garage for the last hour, I can easily remove the old springs, but how the feck do you put the new ones back on?

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Craig

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daniel mason

posted on 7/10/11 at 04:40 PM Reply With Quote
Bit of a struggle but you will manage. Even I managed it and im a numpty! Just the reverse of removal really.






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aka Keith

posted on 7/10/11 at 05:40 PM Reply With Quote
Any tricks of the trade here to help....I cannot get ennough purchase on the new spring to fit it back ito position.

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Craig

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novacaine

posted on 20/12/11 at 01:17 PM Reply With Quote
Digging up an old post here but could be useful – I stumbled across this post with a google search and maybe someone else will do the same


Im about to do this on my Fiat Bravo,

Im planning on (carefully) compressing the spring with a G clamp – then holding it with mole grips whilst the g – clamp is taken off – then cable tying the spring shut to make easier to manoeuvre it into position then cutting the tie

Please wear impact safety specs for this – I've already had a spring shoot out of the g clamp when I wasn’t being all that careful and its made a nice hole in the side of my finger – would hate to think what it would do to unprotected eyes





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