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    Rear Caliper Astra 1.7 CDTi

    Just had my partners car in for an MOT and it has failed on the parking brake.

    They say the OSR caliper is only providing 15% parking brake force.

    They have quoted 225 fitted for a new caliper.

    Are the rear calipers serviceable?

    Is it likely to be a faulty self adjuster?

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    might be because the caliper has seized,

    have they attempted to free it off?

    may save you having to put a new caliper on.

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    Not sure they didnt say.

    Can the pot be removed and the caliper assembly cleaned rather than a new caliper

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    Took the caliper off yesterday.

    Everything is free. Took pot out of caliper and reassembled.

    The handbrake mechanism is working freely.

    When the handbrake level is pulled on the rear of the unit it pushes the rod approximately 3mm.

    Is there a possibly that the cable is incorrectly adjusted to the brake?

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