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    Question Rear caliper refurb kits? 292mm

    My rear 292mm calipers stick on momentarily after I release the handbrake, its mainly after its been parked up overnight. It does not seem to do this after its been standing in the car park during a work day etc..

    Are my calipers seizing, will a refurb kit sort this put or is it likely to start again in a few months time? I am toying with just buying a replacement new calipers but am willing to consider a refurb kit if they are worth the money..

    Anybody got any tips or links?
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    This happened with mine. Exact same symptoms.

    We removed the calliper (leaving the flexi-hose attached), and cleaned up the slides and bolts with plenty of brake cleaner, applied plenty of grease and copper-slip on re-assembly, new set of pads.

    The piston was wound in and pushed out a couple of times to ensure it was free.

    Been fine since. Huge difference in that the car now rolls when the handbrake is released in the morning. It never used to.

    Cost me nothing except the time of me and a mate (2 hours).

    Give it a try, nothing to lose

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    I guess I have nothing to loose trying this as you say.. Lets face it i am not likely to get a new caliper or refurb kit delivered this side of chrimbo anyway. I will add it to my to do list for when it actually stops raining.
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    I have a piston and seal kit for one side Nige and for info the 292 and 278mm piston and seals are the same thing.

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    I had same problem caliper was dead on the front I got a caliper brand new from car parts conextion it came and was the wrong side even tho the box part number was right I paid 20 pound and basically all I done was take the piston out and clean up the old caliper and fit the piston and seals good as new works perfect and has ever since

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    wanted to do this today but the wife is out on the lash with her mates and I have the nipper demanding me to build things with lego and help her with her colouring in.

    Paul, are you wanting to hang on to the kit, I am not saying i need one but if i get part way through a strip down on one of the calipers and it becomes obvious its needs new seals I may come a begging so that i can put the car back on the road etc?
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    You can have it at yours in case you need it mate no problem

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