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leaky brake caliper?

Discussion in 'Steering, brakes & Suspension' started by deepburn13, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. deepburn13

    deepburn13 Member

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    hey all, after some more advise.

    just spotted this today.

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    Does that look like a brake fluid leak? Pistons? Hard to see but there are a couple drops coming from the bottom nut, and further inside the wheel.
    Would this require a new caliper?

    Thankis guys,
    Scott
     
  2. vwfreak03

    vwfreak03 Well-Known Member

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    what year is your kombi ?

    you used to be able to get kits to fix them, as most of the time its just a seal, but unsure if you can still get them anymore
     
  3. deepburn13

    deepburn13 Member

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    Interesting! its a 72
     
  4. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    Should be able to a get seal kit and possibly new pistons if yours are pitted/worn - JK have the seal kits for $22.49.
     
  5. deepburn13

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    good news! thanks for the info guys. So how do i tell for sure? Brake pads out and trace the leak? Caliper off?
     
  6. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    Yes, take pads out and hopefully you will see the leak otherwise remove the caliper for a better look.
     
  7. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    71-72 calipers are different to 73-79 calipers just so you know.
     
  8. vwfreak03

    vwfreak03 Well-Known Member

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    and harder to get and costs a lot more too
     
  9. deepburn13

    deepburn13 Member

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    Cool! Thanks guys!
     
  10. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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  11. deepburn13

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    Turns out the leak was just the seal! Great news for me, all fixed. Thanks all!
     

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