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rear caliper brake hose

hello people, i have just been told my rear disk are too rusty and they all need replacing, now in doing so i have found the o/s rear caliper is busted.

so i tried to take it off, however the hose connected to it has seized and will not let me unbolt it with twisting the hose. (the nut on the end of the hose will not turn)

so obviously i need a new brake disks, pads, o/s caliper, and this hose...

can anyone tell me what the name and id is even the price if pos?

thank you very much.
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Re: rear caliper brake hose

Rebuiding the caliper is far cheaper than replacing it, Seal kits should be available from a local factor as will be the discs and it'snot that dificult, pads and hoses (I recommend replacing both sides at the same time). Don't forget your bottle of DOT 4 brake fluid too.
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Re: rear caliper brake hose

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Rebuiding the caliper is far cheaper than replacing it, Seal kits should be available from a local factor as will be the discs and it'snot that dificult, pads and hoses (I recommend replacing both sides at the same time). Don't forget your bottle of DOT 4 brake fluid too.
is it easy to rebuild?
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Re: rear caliper brake hose

I got 2 calipers from a scrappy for £30 if that's any help, brake hoses aren't too expensive either but if you want to improve your peddle feel even more..get a set of braided hoses, u can pick them up on Ebay cheap enough!

You will need a caliper wind back tool for the rear calipers though.......
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Re: rear caliper brake hose

Did you phone round any scrapyards yet????
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Re: rear caliper brake hose

To save phoning try 247spares.co.uk ... tell them the parts you want and they contact you!

I'd be wary of buying brake parts from a scrap car ... you are probably wiser to be recons - more expensive but at least you know there condition ... Car Brakes – Brake Parts for Cars or Car Parts and Car Accessories - Buy Parts By are a good start.

What exactly is wrong with the original caliper? When you say it is broken, what is the problem? Is it the piston will not rewind? If the caliper body is cracked you might not be able to exchange it anyway. It has to be "servicable" so they can recondition it and sell it on like any exchangable part.


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Re: rear caliper brake hose

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To save phoning try 247spares.co.uk ... tell them the parts you want and they contact you!

I'd be wary of buying brake parts from a scrap car ... you are probably wiser to be recons - more expensive but at least you know there condition ... Car Brakes – Brake Parts for Cars or Car Parts and Car Accessories - Buy Parts By are a good start.

What exactly is wrong with the original caliper? When you say it is broken, what is the problem? Is it the piston will not rewind? If the caliper body is cracked you might not be able to exchange it anyway. It has to be "servicable" so they can recondition it and sell it on like any exchangable part.
I've always bought spare calipers from a scrappy, but then again, we have a VERY trustworthy scrapyard in NI called Traynors, anyone from NI will vouch for them, quality parts delivered to your door for next to nothing, Like I said I got both my rear calipers from there, £30 delivered!! Perfect working order like every other part they've ever sent me!

Obviously I wouldn't get disks/pads/hoses 2nd hand, that's just silly!!!!
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Re: rear caliper brake hose

are all calipers universal? or do they have to be alfa ones? and what is the hose called? i cant find it anywhere, thank you for your help
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Re: rear caliper brake hose

Calipers are specific to the car ... they may be shared on other models and makes though.

156s had two different types of rear caliper and pad so you have to make sure you get the right version. Early cars had a ribbed caliper, and the pads are fitted with a spring at the top. Later cars had smooth calipers, slightly larger discs and pads with no spring and locating tabs about half way up.

Go to brakeparts.co.uk and use their online catalogue. They list both types of caliper and the flexible hoses.
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