Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Thanks Swampy and Jon, but I didnt touch the top union to remove the existing caliper and I can screw it straight back on perfectly without touching the top joint and I replaced the caliper on the other side in the same way - I held the brake hose static while rotating the caliper to take up the thread then just nipped up the nut then bolted it to the carrier.
Surely if the upper union is set and locked at the right point for the lower joint to be connected twist free and the calipers are the same they should just screw on?
I got one from a breakers for the nearside and did exactly that. On the offside I've tried to fit 2 identical looking calipers the same way, one goes on perfectly, and the other twists the hose I still don't get it!
Perhaps the thread for the flexi in some of the calipers starts at a different point, so when fitting them the only way to accomodate for that is to move the top joint and its luck whether a secondhand one matches up or not!
Last edited by gerardsalfa; 12-03-14 at 10:00.