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#1 michelin

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 06:29 AM

Hi,

I've recently just replaced disc, pads, calliper and brake fluid on the car all around.

Long but worthwhile job.

I noticed yesterday that when I am on a hill and release the handbrake to pull away one side releases before the other and you can feel it through the car.

It is the drivers side calliper that I have the issue with. How do I take up the slack on just this calliper please?

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:02 AM

Clean the sliders housing than grease it before putting them back in... it's one of the things that can be a problem... if that doesn't help the problem might be internal, you either rebuild it with one of those caliper sets or replace it for a new/refurbished/or good working used one.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:04 AM

Thanks for the reply.

Its not a huge difference but you can feel it as you release the handbrake.

I've renewed everything ncluding the calliper and it is an OEM part from VW.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:58 AM

the sliders are part of the carrier, so unless you replaced them for new ones,  I would take them out and clean them.. it's the bit where the calliper bolts onto.. the nuts have this rubber bit that cover the metal part of the slider,  just pull it out, clean the inside grease it (i normally use copper grease) than put the sliders back with the rubber... done. that should sort it out. 



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:02 AM

I didn't replace the sliders but definitely greased them up. 

I'll take a look and do them again.

I thought you may have been able to just adjust the caliper slightly.

Thanks for your help, its appreciated. :-)



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:58 AM

Did you fit the springs?


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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:36 AM

Did you fit the springs?

I thought all mk5 had them on the rear calipers...it's why i didn't mention them.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:22 AM

Maybe it's the handbrake cable that's the problem? 

Are both levers returning to their stops?

Did you pump the brake pedal to push the new pads out before reconnecting the handbrake cable to the caliper? 



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:09 PM

Thanks for the input guys.

Springs were but back like everything else was.

I have completed the routine VW suggest, put pedal and handbrake up and down etc so I will see how it goes in the week.

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