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1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper 8111102 8111101 DIY in 50 minutes!!

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1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper 8111102 8111101 DIY in 50 minutes!!

Post by abscate » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:31 pm

OK - good mechanicing is not a race, but I had an hour of time in a boring conference call where I was just a listener, so I plugged earphones in and dashed outside.

My front left caliper locked up on me so I got two rebuilt ATE calipers from BAP GEON (in stock, local, 42 USD with 16 USD core) - you need to specify both wheel size and rotor size - mine were 280mm, 305 mm is the other option.
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Safety first
Nitrile keeps brake fluid off hands
Heavy gloves for wrestling tire, caliper in front sups
Impact glasses keep brake springs out of eyes
Real jackstands please
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Tools used
15mm Caliper bolts
7mm hex - caliper slide pins
10mm, 11mm - bleed screws
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Ready??
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Slacken (just crack) brake hose with 14mm open end. You will spin the caliper off by hand later once it is off the rotor
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Caliper off - rest it on control arm - do not hang by brake hose!
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Once caliper pins (7mm hex) are loose, I pry out caliper with flat pry bar and gentle hammer taps
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Load inboard pad into piston, use screwdriver to push springs in to slip into piston recess - sorry, hard to photo with two hands
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Top view of caliper in carrier - green is hose connection, silver new bleed screw, and shiny new greased caliper pins!
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New bleed screw was 10mm, old one 11mm
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Caliper loaded and ready to go on - careful observer will note Ive forgotten to remove caliper mount as I didnt realise new caliper came with new one!
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Start the Caliper mounting bolts carefully, by hand, use blue (medium strength) locking compound, and get them nice and firm
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Double check that caliper pins are tight - 7mm hex
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Start brake hose carefully by hand, spin caliper to hand tight, then about 3/4 turn on flare thread with 14 mm open end
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Load spring into position...
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Reinstall spring - thumb pressure where index finger is, pliers pull loop down to push up on pad
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Bleeder on caliper was 10mm, original 11 mm - note loop in hose to keep bleeder wet - I ran about 250 mL of brake fluid through new caliper and found brakes were great after this. Pressure bleeding system after having it open is highly recommended.
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All ready to Roll!!! 52 minutes !!
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Re: 1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper replace in 50 minutes

Post by Ozark Lee » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:44 pm

Well done!

You are lucky that the brake line came loose with what appears to be minimal pain. The lines are notorious for seizing in place.

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Re: 1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper replace in 50 minutes

Post by abscate » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:44 am

Thanks Lee!

It's pretty easy to move it (14mm) while the caliper is firmly attached to the wheel - I've found once you remove it that job gets nasty.

I did leave out the pin removal picture, will edit


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Re: 1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper 8111102 8111101 DIY in 50 minutes!!

Post by abscate » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:47 am

added part numbers to thread title to search


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Re: 1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper 8111102 8111101 DIY in 50 minutes!!

Post by Rattnalle » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:04 am

I did one of mine on my 04 the other week though its exactly the same. Almost exactly one hour from when I had my tools ready and started taking the wheels off. I got away with gravity bleeding it though, it just started pouring through after I took the lid off the reservoir so I just kept filling until a deciliter or two had run through :-)



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Re: 1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper 8111102 8111101 DIY in 50 minutes!!

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:20 pm

Now if only Abscate would buy a brake lathe =)


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Re: 1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper 8111102 8111101 DIY in 50 minutes!!

Post by abscate » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:22 am

I think Gochees has one in Delmar. It's a rare sight seeing someone carrying discs through a money and brains neighborhood on the way to the auto shop


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Re: 1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper 8111102 8111101 DIY in 50 minutes!!

Post by ZionXIX » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:39 am

lol, I did this over new years with a junkyard caliper. Once everything is cracked loose it goes very quickly. Something I will never understand is european calipers using allen head type bolts. My tool kit has 2 sided allen extension bits. The problem is that they are nearly 8 inches long which makes the (3/8" socket + adapter + the allen bit) a very tight fit. I definitely to invest in a couple of standalone allen sockets.



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Re: 1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper 8111102 8111101 DIY in 50 minutes!!

Post by matthew1 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:11 am

Why isn't this in the Repair Database? Who's in charge around here? :roll: :wink: Management, I'd like a complaint form please. I've got some writing to do.


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Re: 1999 V70 T5 DIY Front Caliper 8111102 8111101 DIY in 50 minutes!!

Post by abscate » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:53 am

There’s a slight subtle point here I should have explained better.

The caliper hose is attached hard to the caliper and then to the flexible hose attached to a bracket. The hose/hard line connection is the tough one to break, so what I do is crack the line at the caliperwhile mounted, unmount the caliper, then unscrew the hose by turning the caliper. If the hose is in good condition this saves a lot of hard work.


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