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Old 22-07-19, 09:24
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Default Re: How to free a seized handbrake arm on a rear caliper (with pics)

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It will work for a while but unless you completely strip the caliper and fit a new spindle the problem will return,also copper grease is no good for this application as it dries out ant actually retains water,at least use some marine water proof grease
When you say spindle, are you referring to the splined shaft that the arm attached to ? I didn't bother greasing mine as I would be afraid it would attract grit from road dirt etc. My understanding was that the rubber cup was there to prevent dirt/grit from getting between the two ? Old vans, eh ?!
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Old 22-07-19, 18:38
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When you say spindle, are you referring to the splined shaft that the arm attached to ? I didn't bother greasing mine as I would be afraid it would attract grit from road dirt etc. My understanding was that the rubber cup was there to prevent dirt/grit from getting between the two ? Old vans, eh ?!
Yes once the spindle gets rusty and pitted it will continue to rust and seize up eventually
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Yes once the spindle gets rusty and pitted it will continue to rust and seize up eventually
I fear that is the story with mine now (the dreaded spindle !). It just still isn't consistent. Time for a new caliper me thinks !
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