|Originally posted by neverendingproject:|
Are there any tricks to reinstalling the sliders? It took me a while to get the little seals seated, there must be an easy way.
I can do it in less than 5 minutes each caliper, but it is tough to explain.
Here goes best I can:
Always work from the rear of the caliper out.
Take the inner boot, stretch it over the end of the slider with the bigger hole for the bolt head. Slide it down the slider until until the big opening of the boot passes the end of the slider but not so far that the small opening falls into the groove on the end of the slider. Now postition the slider on the back of the caliper and carefully work the big end of the boot into the caliper. Now push the slider in with a slight twisting motion. It will seat the inner boot fully as is goes in. Once it is past the the inner boot and the big end of the inner boot is seated in the caliper housing you can allow the smaller opening to pop into the groove on the inner end of the slider. Inner side done. Now seat the bigger opening of the outer boot into the caliper. Keep pushing the slider through until it gets past the outer boot seat and holds the outer boot in place. Now push it slightly past the outer side of the caliper to enable you to get the smaller opening of the outer boot seated in the ridge of the slider and push back into postition.
Hard to describe, probably hard to follow those intructions. Read carefully. Once you do it on one, the rest is pie.