Who's done a rear break rebuild?

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    I'm having an issue with the next step of this disassembly. It would appear the top plate for the E brake would need to come off but it won't budge. Is there a trick or is more force needed? There are a million videos about changing break pads/rotors but few on rebuilds. Thanks in advance for any insight.- Shane
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    It is pressed onto a splined shaft. You just have to pry it from underneath on both sides. These are a serious PITA to do. I did it and they work, but next time I will buy a set.
     
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    Yeah they are def cheap enough do to deal with the pain. When powder coating though....sigh. I found tons of videos for other calipers but not a single one for this one. It should def be simpler to get this thing apart for a rebuild.
     
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    Question, why the rebuild, pad replacements don't typically require a caliper to be rebuilt?

    That caliper is a pretty standard readily available part. Just buying the unit from a good source, not talking auto zombie type.

    Would be money well spent and a load of time, saved.

    Let's face it, if the caliper is so worn as in leaking seals or piston dragging, not releasing it's shot anyway.

    Just saying

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    Pulling all the brakes for powder so all seals, boots have to be removed/replaced. ;)
     
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    I see said the blind man ..
     
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    Yup, I did the same.
     
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    I’m planning on doing the same. Got a set up from Eastwood and the rebuild kit. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy.
     
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    Got the fronts done and currently doing the install. On the rears I had the bracket coated but not the caliper. I've painted them black because I didn't want to try and paint them to match and be off. If I don't like the way it looks I can give it a go at a later time. No worries there.102374225_687582838742232_5326877245860840353_n.jpg
     
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