:scratch:MK3Brent said:When my left rear caliper failed, I thought about the same thing.
Instead of buying a rebuild kit, or a new caliper... I traded my SSQV bov from YakuzaStinger here in town.
Works great now.
A rebuild kit (even from toyota) is pretty cheap. At least if you rebuild it you end up with a calliper than is reliable and has lots of life left in it - who knows what a second hand calliper is like.MK3Brent said:"Just buy another working one."
You were using the wrong tools - simple.aljordan said:I had a BITCH of a time getting the circlip in the bore. In fact.. mine isn't in correctly as its folded over itself. I got pissed and said screw it. i also ripped the boot on this same side as well.
If I had to do it over again, I'd buy a replacement caliper and roll with it. It would be well worth my time. Slide the old one off, slide the new one on and bleed the brakes.. done.
^ The Toyota kits for the front don't either, only the rubber caps for the bleeder screws. I rebuilt all 4 of my original calipers with the Toyota kits, easy job.87Turbo said:Toyota kits don't include bleeder screws, at least for the rear calipers anyways.
gmacrae said:You were using the wrong tools - simple.
I bought a pair of real long nose pliers (cost about $10) and ground the points down so they'd fit in the circlip holes. With these, removing and reinstalling the circlip takes about 5 minutes.