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88 caliper rebuild by 88FieroGT TTops
Started on: 07-28-2013 04:24 PM
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Last post by: cmechmann on 07-29-2013 10:07 PM
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I bought a new (rebuilt) caliper from Delco--went to put on and the seal around the piston popped off the ridge around the piston hole. I have been trying to put on but I get one side and not the other---its not bent or damaged and I don't want to take the part back--any help for snapping the piston seal back on?

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Just the rubber boot right? it's the air trapped in there that is your enemy, you can carefully use a pick or a paperclip wedged between the piston & the rubber to give the air an escape, then work the seal back in.

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Easiest way to get that seal on is with a press. You can get a press to do that job at harbor freight.

http://www.harborfreight.co...hop-press-33497.html
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Find a piece of tubing, pipe, etc. The same size as the seals outside lip.Seal should be the square cut metal ring moulded in rubber with piston lip.
Make sure the tube/pipe is not sharp or contacts the thinner rubber area. You only need around an inch long. Lay caliper on something to keep it straight. Put tube/pipe over seal. lay a small piece of wood over tube. If you can access the wood straight from the outside, just tap down the wood, keeping the tube square to the caliper. If you can't get a straight angle, you can use something to press between the wood and the outside of the caliper. Scissors/X bolt type caliper piston compressor works well. Crude but works.
There are seal drivers just for this, but the diameter is not common. Most are hand/hammer in, just like bearing race drivers.
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