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    Rear Calipers

    Hey guys and girls,

    Its that time of year again for an MOT and I know it is going to fail this year due to my rear calipers!

    The problem started about early last year over a few icy cold mornings. Upon getting into the car, i took the handbrake off and it appeared to still be on! after a few jugs of hot water to unfreeze them and a few forwards moves, the brake eventually came off. This happened over a couple of mornings and got progressively worse!

    Now, i have to pull the handbrake up to the highest piont for the last click to engage the brakes, even then if it is on any sort of hill it will roll! I can even drive the car with the hand brake fully on with no resistance at all!

    I had a mate at his garage look at it and he said the cable is fine, its the rear calipers that have seized!!!? he said its a common problem on the astras!

    Has anyone got any ideas/solutions?
    Is this a common problem? vauxhall solution???
    has anyone else had this experience and what did you do?

    cheers
    GSi Turbo - CS2 - 253bhp / 275ft/lb Torque
    1/4 mile - 14.62secs @ 95.5mph

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    bttt

    any ideas?
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    Sounds like a similar problem to mine mate.. in short I've no back brakes as the calipers are seized. It failed the MOT on them a year back, and the guy maaged to free them off... it'a lasted bout 18 months but now I'm just gonna change them for new/recon ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    Sounds like a similar problem to mine mate.. in short I've no back brakes as the calipers are seized. It failed the MOT on them a year back, and the guy maaged to free them off... it'a lasted bout 18 months but now I'm just gonna change them for new/recon ones
    I'm going to have to get it booked in at local vxl specialist dealership tomorrow so just going to have to hope they will try to free them up rather than just fitting brand new units! ... which are approx 300 per side iirc!?
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    it's nearer £300 per pair, but even so it's still a lot of money

    There is a firm (Bigg Red) doing refurb kits on ebay at the mo, so depending what's wrong it might be an easy fix

    hope it's not too expensive for you tho

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    I just dis-assembled my ones, used brake cleaner, and copper grease on the sliding bits, and they work lovely now
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    Geoff, that sort of makes it a little better, 300 rather than 600, i prefer that. I may ask the garage to sort them out or get a mate to help me out!

    Toms, if i can get my mate to help me, i may give that a go! cheers.
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