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'98 caliper

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'98 caliper

Post by crlande » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:15 pm

The FCP Cardone front caliper I bought in 2015 froze up on me this week. I order the Volvo one which is all they had. It shows up today, surprisingly fast for the free shipping option! I replace the Cardone one which is stamped Ate Volvo with the new one stamped Ate Volvo and is heavily clear coated. The old guide pins used a 7 MM hex the new ones don't. Of course the bleeder screw is different. Now I have 9,10,12 MM bleeder screws and different guide pins on four wheels with OEM calipers. Still happy though, just seemed weird that the new one and old were both stamped Ate Volvo and the new heavily clear coated.



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Re: '98 caliper

Post by j-dawg » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:48 pm

Cardone rebuilds the original calipers, which were made by Ate. The caliper you've received is what your Cardone once looked like, before it wore out, was poorly rebuilt by Cardone, and wore out again.


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Re: '98 caliper

Post by abscate » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:01 pm

When the calipers come snapped off on cores, they get drilled out and replaced with next size up

I too, froze up Cardone calipers in 2 years. It’s the pot metal pistons that suck.


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Re: '98 caliper

Post by crlande » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:42 pm

I hear ya! Before I installed the Volvo one I pulled the screw to inspect and found copper anti seize dabbed on the internal tip and nothing on the threads.



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Re: '98 caliper

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:20 pm

I burned through 4 Cardone calipers in less than 2 years. Poor quality rebuilds. No wonder FCP doesn't sell them anymore.


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Re: '98 caliper

Post by erikv11 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:50 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:20 pm
I burned through 4 Cardone calipers in less than 2 years. Poor quality rebuilds. No wonder FCP doesn't sell them anymore.
What are you using now, any recommendations other than spend up for blue box?


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Re: '98 caliper

Post by abscate » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:03 pm

I’m running a Centric rear caliper on the 99, from last year. Luckily FCP credited me back the Cardone one.


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Re: '98 caliper

Post by crlande » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:07 pm

As I stated earlier I went with the blue box but damn, even they could not get it right. The anti seize they applied missed all of the bleeder screw threads.



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Re: '98 caliper

Post by erikv11 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:11 pm

Yep I saw yours thanks, was asking WhatAmIDoing.

Frustrating when you spend $200 on a caliper and find obvious shortcomings ...

I am still running 3 year old Cardones on the 95 but bracing myself.


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Re: '98 caliper

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:19 pm

erikv11 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:50 pm
WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:20 pm
I burned through 4 Cardone calipers in less than 2 years. Poor quality rebuilds. No wonder FCP doesn't sell them anymore.
What are you using now, any recommendations other than spend up for blue box?
I have a Cardone on the front left, last one FCP had in stock. Front right is an Autozone Duralast rebuild, was covered in grease and had problems with sticking for first 1k miles. Had to buy it on a roadtrip and change it in the parking lot because the Cardone seized solid. Was going to buy Centrics from FCP, but they stopped selling those already. If you only want to do it once, buy blue box. Right now trying to score gently used original Volvo calipers for a good price and an offering to Thor.


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